French's Degrassi co-stars revealed the news of his death on social media. No reason was given for his death. The Canadian actor starred as Dave Turner on Degrassi: The Next Generation. He most recently played Dante Sands in Netflix’s short-lived 2019 musical drama Soundtrack. Mindy Shankar, who played the actor's love interest on Degrassi, wrote on Instagram: "you will always hold such a special place in my heart. Thank you for being one of the most talented, compassionate, kindest, funniest friends I have. You were so loved. Sharing some of my fav pics over the years to highlight his bright light. I’ll miss our dance offs."