Jessica Campbell – the former actress best known for her role as Tammy Metzler in “Election” – died suddenly and unexpectedly last month … according to her family.
Jessica died on December 29 in Portland, and although a full autopsy was performed by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner… her family is still awaiting the results.
His cousin, Sarah Wessling told TMZ… on the day she died, Jessica worked a normal day seeing patients in her practice – she was a naturopath – and returned home to visit her mother and aunt.
Sarah says Jessica went to the bathroom but never came out, and when her aunt went to see her… she found her collapsed on the floor. We were told the aunt tried to revive her but couldn’t, and neither did the paramedics when they arrived.
The family say Jessica complained of congestion and felt like she had a cold, but they didn’t think it was COVID. The results of the autopsy are expected shortly.
Jessica’s role in “Election” alongside Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein – she played her younger sister in the film – earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best first performance.
She would go on to star in the popular “Freaks and Geeks” television series and star in “The Safety of Objects” and “Junk” before leaving comedy.
A GoFundMe page was set up to help her with her expenses and to support Jessica’s 10-year-old son Oliver. Judd Apatow – executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks” – donated $ 5,000.
The family say Jessica was cremated and are planning a memorial.