Daniel Mickelson dead updates – Cause of death still unknown as stars Kaia Gerber & Patrick Schwarzenegger lead tributes

RISING actor Daniel Mickelson is dead at just 23-years-old, and celebrity friends have been reacting to the tragic news.

The actor, known for his role in 2019 TV series Mani and the horror movie The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man, passed away on July 4th.

Stars including Patrick Schwarzenegger and Kaia Gerber have led tributes to the Atlanta-born 23-year-old in the days since his untimely passing, and other celebs like Paris Hilton have offered condolences.

Sharing a FaceTime screengrab, supermodel Kaia wrote:  "I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other."

"'I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time."

Mickelson's cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Read our Daniel Mickelson live blog below for the latest updates…

 

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT HAS PARIS HILTON SAID ABOUT DANIEL MICKELSON'S DEATH?

    Supermodel Kaia Gerber shared a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching message to him.

    On the post, Paris Hilton added: "So sad to hear this. RIP."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHO ANNOUNCED MICKELSON'S DEATH?

    Mickelson's untimely passing was announced by his younger sister, Meredith Mickelson, on Monday night in an Instagram post, where she wrote her heart is "shattered".

    A cause of death for the Atlanta-born star is yet to be revealed.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT DID KAIA GERBER SAY ABOUT DANIEL'S DEATH?

    Supermodel Kaia Gerber led the poignant posts from celebrity friends about Daniel's death with a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching caption.

    She wrote: "I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHAT DID PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER SAY ABOUT DANIEL'S DEATH?

    After Kaia Gerber posted a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching message to him, Arnold Schwarzenegger's son commented on the poignant post.

    Patrick Schwarzenegger commented his condolences under the screenshot, writing: "Praying for you."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT WAS MICKELSON'S CAUSE OF DEATH?

    Daniel passed away on July 4, 2021, the Los Angeles Coroner's office confirmed.

    His cause of death is unknown. The coroner's exam is expected to have taken place Tuesday.

    Daniel was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 1997.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MADISON BEER POSTS AFTER NEWS OF MICKELSON'S DEATH.

    Singer and model Madison Beer posted under Meredith Mickelson's post: "i love you so much."

    Meredith announced the devastating about her older brother's passing on her social media. 

    In a heart-breaking post, she wrote: "my heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and i don’t even know what to say."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    HOW LONG WERE MICKELSON AND MADDIE HALEY DATING?

    Daniel Mickelson and Maddie Haley had been dating since May 25, 2020.

    Maddie marked their one year anniversary with an Instagram post.

    She wrote: "a whole trip around the sun with my bestfriend :’) happy one year daniel I love you more than I can put in words 🖤 can’t wait for more with you".

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHO IS MADDIE HALEY?

    Maddie Haley is a student nurse at Auburn University, Alabama.

    She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority at the University.

    Maddie has 48.4k Instagram followers, and 96.3k followers on Tiktok.

    Maddie was dating up-and-coming actor Daniel Mickelson, who tragically died on July 4, 2021.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID KAIA GERBER SAY?

    Celebrity pals including Paris Hilton, Kaia Gerber, and Patrick Schwarzenegger paid tribute to their late friend and all the "laughter and happiness" he brought to the world.

    Supermodel Kaia led the poignant posts with a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching caption.

    She wrote: "I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID DANIEL'S GIRLFRIEND SAY ABOUT HIS DEATH?

    Maddie, 20, took to her Instagram on Monday night to share a devastating message about the loss of her boyfriend Daniel, 23.

    "Last night I lost my bestfriend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met," she gushed.

    "You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy. There wasn’t one day that went by where you didn’t go out of your way to make me feel special and loved.

    "I wish I could call you right now and hear you tell me everything is going to be okay. I wish my plans to spend the rest of my life with you weren’t stripped away from me like this."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    ELISA JORDANA SHARES STORY OF MEETING MICKELSON

    Elisa Jordana of the Howard Stern show took to Twitter to share a story of her meeting with Daniel Mickelson.

    She wrote: "I saw Daniel in the gym working out so hard like he always did."

    "He later joined my friends and was just such a blast to be around. One of the non-snobby people around here."

    "He will be missed! He was awesome :)"

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MICKELSON'S GIRLFRIEND SAYS 'WORDS CAN'T DESCRIBE' HER FEELINGS

    Maddie, 20, took to her Instagram on Monday night to share a devastating message about the loss of her boyfriend Daniel, 23.

    The Auburn University student shared a series of photos of the actor, in the bathroom shaving, as the two cuddled on a balcony overlooking a sunset, and out on a walk together.

    In a few of the images, Daniel held up two smoothies, he hugged her while in bed, they kissed under the Christmas tree, and they held hands outdoors.

    Maddie captioned her post: "I don’t want this to be real. Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MEREDITH MICKELSON'S POST RACKS UP REPLIES FROM FANS

    Mickelson's shock passing was first announced by his younger sister, Meredith Mickelson, who wrote on Instagram that she'd "lost the other half of my heart."

    The comment section of Meredith's post was filled with messages from celebrity friends including Amelia Hamlin.

    Hamlin, daughter of actors Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, said she would love Daniel "forever," before adding in a further post: "my brother. the person who always put a smile on my face. i love you i love you i love you."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    PARIS HILTON TWEETS AFTER MICKELSON'S DEATH

    Paris Hilton added to other celebs' condolences, saying: "So sad to hear this. RIP."

    Patrick Schwarzenegger commented his condolences under the post, writing: "Praying for you."

    Lottie Moss, the daughter of supermodel sensation Kate, said: "Meredith I’m so sorry – my heart goes out to u."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHO ANNOUNCED MICKELSON'S DEATH?

    Mickelson's untimely passing was announced by his younger sister, Meredith Mickelson, on Monday night in an Instagram post, where she wrote her heart is "shattered".

    A cause of death for the Atlanta-born star is yet to be revealed.

    The rising star, best known for his role in TV series Mani in 2019 and indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man, passed away on the Fourth of July.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MICKELSON'S GIRLFRIEND SHARES TRIBUTE

    Mickelson's girlfriend Maddie Haley wrote of her boyfriend's death:"Last night I lost my bestfriend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met," she gushed.

    "You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy. There wasn’t one day that went by where you didn’t go out of your way to make me feel special and loved.

    "I wish I could call you right now and hear you tell me everything is going to be okay. I wish my plans to spend the rest of my life with you weren’t stripped away from me like this.

    The college student continued: "I wish I could tell you how much I love you and I wish I got the chance to say goodbye."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    HOW MANY FOLLOWERS DOES MEREDITH MICKELSON HAVE?

    Meredith boasts 2.2m followers on Instagram, where she posts frequent selfies and modelling shots.

    Meredith shot to fame after she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine twice in one month in 2016.

    The model previously dated YouTube star Kian Lawley in 2016 and started her own (now inactive) YouTube channel in 2019.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID MICKELSON'S SISTER MEREDITH SAY?

    Meredith Mickelson, 22, wrote a touching tribute to her lost sibling on Instagram.

    Alongside a photo of the two from childhood, she penned: "My heart is shattered & to write this feels so wrong and i don’t even know what to say.

    "Yesterday i lost my brother, best friend & the other half of my heart. There wasn’t a person i loved more on this earth. theres no words that can do him justice that i could write.

    Meredith continued: "To know him was to love him. he was the happiest brightest smiley most sunshine human to exist and I’m so happy God chose me to be his sister for his whole amazing life."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHEN DID MICKELSON DIE?

    Daniel Mickelson lost his life on July Fourth, though his cause of death is still unknown and is under investigation. 

    The rising star was best known for his role in the TV series Mani in 2019, but also starred in the indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.

    Daniel was an older brother to model and Instagram influencer Meredith Mickelson, 22.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHERE WAS DANIEL MICKELSON BORN?

    Daniel was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 1997.

    He is the brother of model and Instagram star Meredith Mickelson. 

    The rising star is best known for his role in TV series Mani in 2019.

    He also starred in the indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    MICKELSON'S GIRLFRIEND HALEY SHARES TOUCHING MESSAGE

    Maddie, 20, took to her Instagram on Monday night to share a devastating message about the loss of her boyfriend Daniel, 23.

    Maddie captioned her post: "I don’t want this to be real. Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now.

    "Last night I lost my bestfriend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met," she gushed.

    "You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy. There wasn’t one day that went by where you didn’t go out of your way to make me feel special and loved.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHERE DID MICKELSON DIE?

    The Sun has confirmed with the Los Angeles Coroner's Office that the actor died at a residence in LA on July 4.

    Daniel Mickelson lost his life on July Fourth, though his cause of death is still unknown and is under investigation. 

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID KAIA GERBER SAY ABOUT MICKELSON'S DEATH?

    Supermodel Kaia Gerber posted a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Daniel with a touching caption.

    She wrote: "I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other.

    "I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time.

    "I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you," Kaia continued.

    "Thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. It won't be the same without you here. I love you Daniel."

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHO IS DANIEL'S SISTER MEREDITH MICKELSON?

    Meredith Mickelson, born on 1 July 1999, is an American model and social media star.

    She was born and raised in Georgia, and was first scouted as a model aged 14 in a shopping mall. She soon signed with an Atlanta-based agency.

    Meredith shot to fame after she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine twice in one month in 2016.

    She has also been the face of Khloe Kardashian's Good American campaign and has worked with some major brands including Maybelline and Calvin Klein.

  • Cybele Mayes-Osterman

    WHAT DID MADDIE HALEY SAY ABOUT MICKELSON'S DEATH?

    Daniel's last Instagram posts showed him enjoying hikes on a trip to Hawaii as well as snaps with his girlfriend Maddie Haley.

    His grieving beau wrote on Instagram: "I don't want this to be real. Words can't even describe how I'm feeling right now.

    "Last night I lost my best friend in the whole world. I feel like my hearts been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the kindest person I have ever met.

    "You lit up every room with your contagious smile and never failed to make anyone happy."

    She ended with: "I wish I could tell you how much I love you and I wish I got the chance to say goodbye.

    "I'm not sure how I'm going to get through this but I'm going to be strong for you because I know it's what you would have wanted."

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