Disney voice actor on Recess and socialite who struggled with addiction Jason Davis dead at 35

DISNEY voice actor and famous socialite Jason Davis died Sunday February 16 at the age of 35.

The cause of death for troubled star is unknown though he had been open about his struggles with substance addiction in the past.

Jason passed away on February 16 at the age of 35
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Jason voiced Mikey on the show recess during the show’s six-season run
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Jason was the grandson of former 20th Century Fox owner Marvin Davis and philanthropist Barbara Davis.

The Recess voice actor’s mother – winemaker Nancy Davis Rickel – confirmed the tragic news to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles,” the grieving mom said in a statement.

“Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else.

“We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss,” Nancy concluded.

Many fans publicly knew the Hollywood star by his well-known nickname “Gummi Bear.”

Jason voiced Recess character Mikey Blumberg from 1997-2001 during the popular show’s six-season run.

In addition to his voiceover career, he made appearances as a child actor in Dave’s World and Roseanne.

His IMDB credits also list a string of films including Rush Hour, Mafia! and Beverly Hills Ninja.

The socialite appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Draw in 2010 and candidly opened up about his abuse battle with heroin.

He recently co-founded the charity Cure Addiction Now, which helps fund research for people who suffer from substance abuse to help them detox and stay in permanent recovery.

Jason had committed his time to the organization for nearly two years.

At the time of his death, he also appeared to be involved on a TV show titled The Two Jasons.

Jason is survived by two brothers, Brandon and Alexander along with two half-sisters, Isabella and Mariella Rickel.

His brother Brandon has been linked to Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan in the past.


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