According to recent news articles, the brother of Hayden Panettiere, Jansen, died from an enlarged heart.

Hayden Panettiere lost her brother Jansen recently. According to this article, a cause of death has been released in a family statement this morning and it seems he died from an enlarged heart.

“Though it offers little solace, the Medical Examiner reported Jansen’s sudden passing was due to cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), coupled with aortic valve complications,” the family told ABC News as mentioned here.

They also shared some kind words about the sta’s late brother stating, “His charisma, warmth, compassion for others, and his creative spirit will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all whom he encountered.”

Hayden Panettiere brother

Jansen, 28, -was reportedly found unresponsive by his friends over Presidents’ Day weekend in New York, as reported by TMZ at the time. A friend called 911 and administered CPR.

Jansen’s girlfriend, Catherine Michie, shared a carousel post of the two of them, and the caption, “Jansen, I met you only a year ago, but you have been my best friend and biggest fan.” Check out the touching tribute and post here.

Besides the family statement, Hayden has yet to publicly comment on Jansen’s death.

Published by HOLR Magazine.