The grandson of billionaire Marvin Davis and philanthropist Barbara Davis, who had opened up about his struggles with substance abuse, died on Sunday, February 16.
AceShowbiz –Jason Davis, who is best known as the voice of Mikey Blumberg on Disney Channel’s series “Recess”, has passed away. The former child actor died on Sunday, February 16 in Los Angeles, his family has confirmed. He was 35.
Jason’s mother Nancy Davis says in a statement on his passing, “I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles. 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 Davis continues. No details of the cause of death are provided as of press time.
Jason is the grandson of the late Hollywood billionaire mogul and oil tycoon Marvin Davis, who was a former owner of 20th Century Fox, and philanthropist Barbara Davis. His father is Turkish-American immigrant and wine grower Nebil Zarif. He is survived by his parents and his four siblings.
During his life, Jason had been open about his struggles with substance abuse. He appeared on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in the 2010-2011 season. He then co-founded a charity called Cure Addiction Now and dedicated himself to the organization for the past one-and-a-half years. The non-profit charity funds research to find therapies that will end the cycle of substance use and abuse, and helps addicts remain clean and sober.
Prior to lending his voice for “Recess” from 1997 until 2001, Jason was a child actor who starred as the young version of Chris Farley’s character in 1997’s “Beverly Hills Ninja”. He also appeared on “Roseanne”, “7th Heaven”, “Rush Hour” and “Mafia!”. At the time of his death, Jason was working on a TV show titled “The Two Jasons”.
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