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'Tall Girl' Star Ava Michelle Reflects One Year After Her Late Brother's Accidental Death

'Tall Girl' Star Ava Michelle Reflects One Year After Her Late Brother's Accidental Death

Ava Michelle is opening up about a tragedy.

The 19-year-old Tall Girl actress got candid while remembering her brother Devon, who died at 23 of fentanyl poisoning in February of 2021.

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“It was very unexpected and obviously an accident. It’s still hard to share, but I think it’s important,” she told People.

She also wants to spread awareness of the dangers of accidental deaths caused by fentanyl, often found laced into other drugs.

“More young people have died from fentanyl poisoning in the past couple years than COVID. We really need to be talking about this so much more than we are. This is something I’m super passionate about and I’m actually going to be starting my own foundation [for awareness] on it,” she said.

“The night before he died he was talking about this line that we all wanted to do together, and he named it the night before he passed,” she said of new fashion brand Identified.

“He was sitting there talking about how much we struggle to find our identity in this world, because society really just makes it difficult for us. They think we can be put in boxes, but we’re all different, and we’re all human, and so we all should just be identified as human,” she continued.

“This was something that really meant a lot to him. So my mom and I made it happen, and it launched Christmas Day, and we’re just really excited about it. It has a great meaning, and a lot of him in it as well, which I think is really special, and something that he definitely would want us to continue. So hopefully something beautiful can come out of something not so beautiful.”

If you missed it, watch the trailer for Tall Girl 2, which just arrived on Netflix.

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