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FROZEN star Josh Gad’s nephew, Marco, has died in his sleep at the age of 20.
The actor, who voices Olaf in the Disney film, revealed the tragic news on June 26.
Frozen star Josh Gad has revealed that his nephew Marco has died
Gad said Marco has ‘left us too soon’ in heartbreaking Instagram post
Gad, 41, shared a series of photos of Marco online while paying tribute to his late nephew.
It is not known when Marco died.
In an Instagram post, Gad said: “I am writing this today with a broken heart. Our beloved nephew Marco has left us too soon.
“At 20 years old he was full of possibilities (sic) and promise.
“To say that he left too soon does not do justice to the life force that he was.”
Gad described Marco as a “bright, creative and loving” soul.
Dozens of tributes have been paid to Gad’s family online.
Bradley Whitford, who starred in the political drama The West Wing, said: “Love, love, love to all of you, Josh. May his memory be a blessing.”
Broadway star Michael James Scott, who voices the Genie in the musical Aladdin, said: “I’m sorry to hear this, I send you so much love, prayers and all light.”
LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation, said, “I’m so sorry for your loss, brother. Sending you love.”
And, Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer said, “Sorry to hear this, sending so much love and prayers and all the light to you all.”
Marco’s cause of death is unknown as investigations continue.