Entertainment Movies Kaia Gerber, Paris Hilton Remember Daniel Mickelson After His Death at 23: 'You Were Such a Light' Model Meredith Mickelson revealed that her brother, actor Daniel Mickelson, died on Sunday at the age of 23 By Vanessa Etienne Vanessa Etienne Twitter Vanessa Etienne is an Emerging Content Writer-Reporter for PEOPLE. Prior to joining in April 2021, she served as a reporter for Men's Health Magazine and BET Digital after freelancing for publications such as The New York Times and Everyday Health. Originally from northern Virginia, Vanessa is a proud Haitian American with a love for R&B music and mental health topics. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's in Communication and Public Relations before earning her master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 6, 2021 11:23 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Darren Gerrish/WireImage Actor Daniel Mickelson, brother to model Meredith Mickelson, died over the Fourth of July weekend at the age of 23. A cause of death was not disclosed for the Atlanta native. On Monday, Meredith shared a throwback photo of her and her brother on Instagram paired with a touching tribute announcing his death. "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," she captioned the photo. "There wasn't a person I loved more on this earth. there's 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," she continued. Many celebrities shared their condolences under the post. Both Patrick Schwarzenegger and Jordyn Woods wrote, "Praying for you," and model Amelia Hamlin said, "I love you forever Daniel." MEREDITH MICKELSON/ instagram Paris Hilton Says She's 'More Interested in Babies' Than Being a Billionaire Paris Hilton also commented, "So sad to hear this, RIP," before sharing her own tribute on her page. Hilton posted a photo of Daniel hugging her on her Instagram Story saying, "you were such a light." She also reposted a video of the two. paris hilton/ instagram Later on, model and actress Kaia Gerber shared a screenshot of herself on FaceTime with Daniel along with a heartwarming message. "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," she wrote alongside the photo on her Instagram Story. "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." Kaia Gerber Wishes Boyfriend Jacob Elordi 'Happy Birthday' With Simple Yet Sweet Message kaia gerber/ instagram Gerber continued, "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." Daniel starred in the 2019 film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man as well as the series Mani.