Jesse Nilsson

Section 24, Lot 270
York Cemetery

Jesse Nilsson was a Canadian actor who starred in several television programmes. Nilsson was active in the dramatic arts from a very young age. He was cast as Eric Singer, one of the central characters in the Disney TV movie Model Behavior, which was released in the USA in 2000. In the television show Our Hero, which ran from 2000 to 2002, Nilsson played the part of the warm and super-supportive Rollins, an animal rescue guy who “knows way too much about raccoon poop.” His last major role was as Gabriel Patterson in Adventure Inc. Nilsson died from pneumonia-related heart failure on April 25, 2003 in North York, before the final episode, “Trapped,” had been broadcast. A tribute was added to the last few frames of the episode showing a picture of Nilsson under which was written “In memory of Jesse Nilsson 1977-2003.” He was just 25 years old.

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