Oil Heir and ‘ Recess’ Star Jason Davis Dead at 35


Oil heir and voice of Mikey Blumberg on the cartoon Recess, Jason Davis, has died at the age of 35. Jason is son of  vintner Nebil Zarif and Nancy Davis Rickel and grandson of philanthropist Barbara Davis and late studio chief and oilman Marvin Davis

Jason’s mother, Nancy, released a statement regarding her son’s death.

“I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles,” Nancy told The Hollywood Reporter. “Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life. He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else. We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss.”

Most known for being the voice of Mikey on Recess, Jason also had smaller roles in TV shows Roseanne and 7th Heaven and then followed that with parts the films Rush Hour and Beverly Hills Ninja.

Jason’s struggles with heroin were known after he appeared the fourth season of the reality series Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2010. Most recently, THR reports that the 35-year-old has co-founded the charity Cure Addiction Now, which will be funds groundbreaking research to find therapies to help stop the cycle of substance use disorder and help people not only detox but stay in permanent recovery.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jason is survived by his two brothers, Brandon and Alexander, as well as by his two half-sisters, Isabella and Mariella Rickel. Jason’s cause of death has not been revealed.