His younger sister, model Meredith Mickelson, shared the news to her Instagram account on Monday July 5.
She posts a snap of the two as young children.
“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,” Meredith wrote.
“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.”
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Model Kaia Gerber shares a screenshot of the two on FaceTime to her Instagram story and writes a touching tribute to her friend.
“I remember that time we sat on the couch and spent the whole day coming up with our own secret language that we continued to speak every time we saw each other,”
“I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in sentences that probably annoyed everyone else but made us crack up every time. I wish I was still sitting on my bathroom floor FaceTiming you, because that was the only place I had wifi and I never wanted to miss a call from you. thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. it won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel.”
His cause of death has not been revealed.
Rest In Peace, Daniel.