Shock for fans as popular actor dies aged 23

Actor Daniel Mickelson has died at the age of 23, it has been confirmed. 

The rising star, who was best known for starring in the series Mani, died on Sunday as the US marked the Fourth of July. 

Daniel’s younger sister, Meredith Mickelson, announced the news on Monday night in an Instagram post.

Alongside a sweet photo of her with Daniel posing together on a beach as children, Meredith wrote: ‘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. 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.’