Friends of Hayden Panettiere‘s brother, Jansen, became alarmed something was wrong with the actor after he no-showed a business meeting … racing to his apartment to find him unresponsive.
We’ve obtained a police report from Jansen’s death investigation detailing the moments leading up to the discovery of his body. Jansen’s friends informed investigators he was supposed to be at the meeting on Sunday — and when he didn’t show up, they thought something might be wrong.
One of Jansen’s friends went over to his apartment, and found him sitting upright in a chair, unresponsive, called 911 and started CPR.
Hayden and Jansen’s dad, Skip, told cops he spoke with his son Saturday night and he sounded “okay.”
TMZ broke the story of Jansen’s death … at this time, there’s no foul play suspected, and final results from his autopsy and toxicology report won’t be completed for several weeks.
The 28-year-old was 5 years younger than Hayden, and also worked as an actor in his earlier years — making appearances on “Even Stevens,” “Blue’s Clues,” “Robots,” and “Ice Age: The Meltdown.” He also had a recurring role as Truman X in Nickelodeon’s “The X’s.”