Josh Gad Mourns Death of His 20-Year-Old Nephew

Frozen's Josh Gad tweeted on June 26 that his beloved nephew Marco "passed away in his sleep" at the age of 20. As the actor wrote, "Our family is trying to make sense of it all."

By Jess Cohen Jun 27, 2022 10:52 AMTags
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Josh Gad's family experienced an "unimaginable loss" over the weekend.

On June 26, the Frozen actor shared that his nephew Marco passed away in his sleep at the age of 20. "His life cut far too short," Josh tweeted in part, "and our pain far too deep."

After sharing the gut-wrenching news, Josh received a flood of messages from fans and fellow stars, including LeVar Burton, who replied to Josh's tweet, "So sorry for your loss, brother. Sending love." While actor Bradley Whitford wrote, "Love, love, love to all of you, Josh. May his memory be a blessing."

Josh—who shares kids Ava, 11, and Isabella, 8, with wife Ida Darvish—alluded to the devastating news two days prior, asking fans in a June 24 tweet to send his family love, noting they "could use it today."

That same day, amid his family's heartbreak, the Wolf Like Me star returned to social media to react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade.

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"As my family and I deal with unimaginable loss today, I am also trying to balance it with the heartbreak of the events of today," Josh tweeted. "Sometimes you need a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold or a partner to fight alongside. To every woman in fear today, I will be all of the above."

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"They want us to be apathetic. We can't. They want us to crumble. We don't," he continued. "They want us to concede more rights and freedoms. We won't. Grieve today. Fight tomorrow. I will be right there with you."