Jessica Campbell, Reese Witherspoon's co-star in Election, dies at 38

Actress turned physician Jessica Campbell died at the age of 38 in late December just moments after seeing patients, according to the woman's family.

The actress, who is best known for co-starring with Reese Witherspoon in the indie hit 1999 film Election, was complaining of congestion before passing out in a bathroom, her family told TMZ on Wednesday.

It is currently unknown what caused Campbell's death but COVID-19 is suspected. The results of an autopsy by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner have not yet been shared by her family.

Shortly after news of her death broke, Reese posted on social media: 'So heart broken to hear this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica‘s family and loved ones.'

A sad farewell: Jessica Campbell reportedly died at the age of 38 in late December; seen in her 1999 film Election

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A sad farewell: Jessica Campbell reportedly died at the age of 38 in late December; seen in her 1999 film Election

And Judd Apatow, who worked with the actress on Freaks And Geeks, tweeted, 'Some of my favorite memories of making Freaks And Geeks are of watching Jessica Campbell and Seth Rogen figure their relationship out in improvisations. Jessica was so funny and an amazing, thoughtful actress. What a terrible loss.'

The Oklahoma native leaves behind a 10-year-old son Oliver and her husband of 11 years, Daniel.

Jessica was in Portland, Oregon at the time of her death. 

Campbell was visiting her mother and aunt when she went into the bathroom and never came out, her cousin Sarah Wessling told the site.

Her big movie: The actress seen in Election. In the film Election, Jessica played Tammy Metzler, the younger sister to the character played by Chris Klein. Also in the movie were Matthew Broderick and Colleen Camp

The big star: Also in the movie was Reese Witherspoon as the student who will do anything to become class president

Her big movie: The actress seen in Election, left; Jessica played Tammy Metzler, the younger sister to the character played by Chris Klein. Also in the movie was Reese Witherspoon  as the student who will do anything to become class president

The movie has become a classic: Witherspoon's manipulative character was at war with teacher Jim played by Broderick

The movie has become a classic: Witherspoon's manipulative character was at war with teacher Jim played by Broderick

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Painful news: Shortly after news of her death broke, Reese posted on social media: 'So heart broken to hear this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica‘s family and loved ones'

Painful news: Shortly after news of her death broke, Reese posted on social media: 'So heart broken to hear this. Working with Jessica on Election was such a pleasure. I’m sending all my love to Jessica‘s family and loved ones'

Another Hollywood friend: Judd Apatow said, 'Some of my favorite memories of making Freaks And Geeks are of watching Jessica Campbell and Seth Rogen figure their relationship out in improvisations. Jessica was so funny and an amazing, thoughtful actress. What a terrible loss'

Another friend: Judd Apatow said, 'Some of my favorite memories of making Freaks And Geeks are of watching Jessica Campbell and Seth Rogen figure their relationship out in improvisations. Jessica was so funny and an amazing, thoughtful actress. What a terrible loss'

Her aunt went to the bathroom to check on Jessica and saw her passed out on the

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