11 June 2018
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Ariel Winter posted a heartfelt remembrance to friend Jackson Odell this weekend, saying she was devastated to learn about the passing of the young actor she has known for nearly a decade.

Odell was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Friday, ABC 7 noted. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is investigating his death, and no details about exactly how he died have not yet been released. An autopsy is set to be released in the coming days.

On Sunday, actress Ariel Winter went on Instagram to remember her friend, who she said she had known since he was 12.

Devastated to hear about the passing of Jackson Odell,” Ariel wrote in her Instagram post. “I knew Jackson since we were 12 years old and he even appeared in an episode of Modern Family. We didn’t talk much as we entered into our high school years, but I’m glad I got to spend time with him before his end. Very hard for me to hear about anyone passing away, but someone so young really saddens me. Sending love to his family and friends.

There is still some mystery surrounding Odell’s death. His family released a statement this week remembering him as loving and talented, though did not share any further details about his death.