Hayden talks about Panettiere’s brother, Jansen’s sudden death

Hayden Panettiere is returning to the limelight after her brother Jansen Panettiere passed away unexpectedly on February 19th.

Of course, Hayden remained silent on the distressing subject. However, he recently gave his first interview since the incident, ahead of the March 10 release of his comeback film ‘Scream VI’.

Hayden Panettiere says her brother will always be with her after his death

Hayden Panettiere and her late brother Jansen Panettiere

While “Good morning America To promote “Scream VI,” after taking a break from the film industry for nearly half a decade, Hayden broke her silence about her brother’s death.

Amid the conversation, “GMA” host Michael Strahan expressed his love and condolences to the guest star, prompting him to put his hand over his heart and express his gratitude.

She said in a trembling voice, holding back tears, “He’s here with me.” Hayden’s interview was conducted before she made her first red carpet appearance since Jensen’s death two weeks ago.

He was reportedly at the world premiere of his comeback horror film, in which he reprises his role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4.

The 33-year-old rocked a black off-the-shoulder mini dress at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater event, accessorizing with a floor-length black trench coat, matching tights and a scarf around her neck.

She completed her look with gold diamond stud earrings, several gold rings and black pumps. At the same time, her blonde locks were styled into an elegant bun.

Hayden Panettiere at the world premiere of 'Scream VI'

As for his role in the new “Scream” installment, he’ll be back with the other survivors of the ghost-faced murders in “Scream 4.”

Other returning stars from the film’s fifth installment include Jenna Ortega and Melissa Barrera as half-sisters, Mason Gooding and Jasmine Savoy Brown as twins, and OG star Courteney Cox.

The Panettiers confirm the cause of Jansen’s death in a long, heartbreaking statement

Jansen’s untimely death at 28 was a huge blow to the Panettiere family, who released a statement a week later expressing their sadness and revealing the cause of death.

In a long statement the family – father Alan Lee “Skip” Panettiere, mother Lesley Vogel and sister Hayden – began:

“Jansen’s heart showed in his eyes and his charm in his bright, engaging smile; his soul in his masterful and revealing paintings, and his joy of life in his dry wit.”

They expressed their love for the late actor, whose “charisma, warmth, compassion for others and creative spirit will live forever” in their hearts and those he met.


Sharing details of why Jansen suddenly lost his life, the grieving clan confirmed that he died of heart failure. In their words, “Although it is of little comfort, the medical examiner reported that Jansen’s sudden passing was caused by cardiomegaly (enlarged heart) combined with aortic valve complications.”

At the end of the heartbreaking message, they thanked those who have shown them love and support as they try to “navigate through this unimaginable loss.”

The Panettiere’s also asked for privacy “in this time of grief” before declaring: “We love you so much Jansen and you will be in our hearts forever.”

The brother of the “Hősök” Alum was fatally shot by his distraught girlfriend

When Jansen died in his New York apartment, there were no certain deaths, but reported that police confirmed they were called to his home on Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m.

In addition, authorities have maintained no indication of a crime surrounding the death. This comes as no surprise to fans given his cheerful demeanor and love for art as seen on his Instagram.

Before he left this earth, one of his last entries was a portrait of his friend Catherine Michie, a posthumous tribute to him.

“Jasen, I only met you a year ago,” he wrote, “but you were my best friend and biggest fan. I’ll never forget the first time I saw your face and the first thing you said to me.”

Michie continued with a desperate expression that she had never heard him laugh before apologizing for not being there when he needed her the most.

He then ended with words of love, declaring, “Somebody wake me up and tell me it’s a dream. I love you Bubbles.”

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