Jessica died on December 29 in Portland, and even though a full autopsy of the Multnomah County Medical Examiner has taken place … her family is still waiting for the results.
Her cousin, Sarah Wessling tells TMZ … the day she died, Jessica worked a normal day seeing patients at her practice – she was a naturopathic doctor – and returned home to visit her mother and aunt.
Sarah says Jessica went to the bathroom but never got out and when her aunt went to check on her … she found her collapsed on the floor. We are told that the aunt tried to revive her, but could not, nor did EMTs when they arrived.
The family says Jessica had complained of congestion and felt she had a cold, but they did not think it was COVID. The results of the autopsy are expected soon.
Jessica’s role in “Choice” next door Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick and Chris Klein – she played her younger sister in the film – got her a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for best debut.
She became a guest star in the popular TV series “Freaks and Geeks” and starred in “The Objects Safety” and “Junk” before leaving.
A GoFundMe site has been set up to help her with expenses and to support Jessica’s 10-year-old son, Oliver. Judd Apatow – executive producer of “Freaks and Geeks” – donated $ 5,000.
The family says Jessica has been cremated and they are planning a memorial.