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Fundraiser underway for 'Jigsaw' actor whose body was found on Lake Country trail

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Josiah Black
July 09, 2020 - 3:45 PM

A fundraiser has been started for a Hollywood actor found dead on a well-known Lake Country hiking trail last month.

Josiah Black's body was found June 16 just after 9 a.m. at Spion Kop Summit in Lake Country.

At the time, Kelowna RCMP said that criminality was not suspected. Both the RCMP and the coroners service continue to investigate how, where, when and by what means he came to his death.

“It is with a heavy heart that I write, on Monday, June 15, 2020 Josiah Black passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving behind a loving wife and sweet 16-month-old daughter with another little boy or girl on the way,” writes GoFundMe page organizer Jeremiah Black.

“Josiah was loved and remembered by many as being a caring, loving father, husband, brother, son and friend to everyone who he came across. During Josiah's final days he loved spending time outdoors, gardening, reflecting on the word of God, playing with his family, working on his classic VW Westfalia vans and writing through many different facets.” 

Black was an actor and stand-up comedian was an actor and stand-up comedian with a career spanning North America, from Vancouver to Los Angeles, according to the GoFundMe page.

According to Black’s IMDB profile, he is known for his roles in American Bad Boy (alongside Katt Williams), Kindergarten Cop 2 playing opposite Dolph Lundgren and Bill Bellamy, and Jigsaw in 2017 playing Edgar Munsen.

The fundraiser, which has a goal of $250,000, is intended to support Black's wife, their daughter and a baby on the way. The fundraiser had reached almost $20,000 as of July 9.

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