Jaclyn and Vadim
IN LOVING MEMORY OF JACLYN LINETSKY AND VADIM SCHNEIDER ...
Jaclyn Linetsky was a wonderful and talented actress with a constant big smile. She made different voices, including the little character Caillou between 2000 to 2002. In 2003 she obtained the role of Megan O'Connor in the new canadian tv serie '15 love'.
Vadim Schneider was a charming and smiling young boy. He made various theatre and voice works. He started in the tv show '15/Love' as Sebastien Dubé, a french young tennis player, in a tennis academy.
On September 8th 2003, after 2 months on the set, they were driven on the road to their work, when the driver lost control of the mini van and crash into a tractor trailer. The driver survive and the young promising stars died instantly. Jaclyn and Vadim were only 17.
Jaclyn's biography by Wikipedia
Jaclyn Michelle Linetsky (January 8, 1986 – September 8, 2003) was a Canadian actress. She was 5' 6" (1.68m).
Linetsky was born and raised in a Jewish family in Montreal. Until her death, she lived in a Montreal suburb called Hampstead.
Linetsky dubbed the English voice for the title character in the preschool animated series Caillou between 2000 and 2002. She also provided the voices for Bitzi in the 2002 animated series Daft Planet, Lori Mackney in What's With Andy? (2003-2004), and Meg in Mega Babies.
She was among the class of 2003 from St. George's High School, Montreal, and spoke at the graduation ceremony.
In 2003, Linetsky was cast in a tennis-circuit themed dramatic show called 15/Love, for air on YTV. Her character was mutually falling in love with co-star Vadim Schneider's character. In an automobile accident near Montréal, Quebec, Canada both Linetsky and Schneider were killed while driving to the filming of an episode of 15/Love. Their vehicle, a rental minivan, lost control and collided with oncoming traffic. The death of the actors were put into the storyline with Megan and Sebastian being killed in a plane crash while on their way to a tournament, eveyone onboard was killed. Jaclyn and Vadim were only in 12 episodes of 15/Love before their death.
* 1998 : Kit & Kaboodle (série TV) : Kit (voice)
* 1999 : The Kids from Room 402 (série TV) (voice)
* 2000 : Mega Babies (série TV) : Meg (voice)
* 2001 : Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat (TV série) (voice)
* 2002 : Daft Planet (série TV) : Bitzi (2002-2003) (voice)
* 2000 : Caillou (série TV) : Caillou (2002-2004)
* 2003 : Kart Racer : Kate's Friend
Other stuffs about her :
She was born and raised in a Jewish family in Montreal. Until her death, she lived in a Montreal suburb called Hampstead. Jaclyn had one sister, Kelly 30 years old, and one brother, Derek 25 years old. Kelly’s son had been called Jackson Miles in her memory. Jaclyn’s room has been moved to her sister Kelly’s house and is used as a guest room.
She always acted in school plays and at 10 years old she was in a children group of acting. She loved live exhibitions, where she could act and sing.
She was in the class of 2003 from St. George's High School, Montreal, and spoke at the graduation ceremony.
Jaclyn was kind and she was always interested in her friends’ activities.
She loved singing and acting. In her plays, she was often the protagonist.
Her favorite color was purple and her number was 8. She loved listening to every kind of music but her favourite singer was Janet Jackson. Jaclyn really loved going to theatre. She loved also animals and she had a little dog that she often brought with her on the set.
She often said “believe it!”
She was really occupied with acting, doubling and school, but she always found time for his family and friends.
When Jaclyn was born they called her Muffin. From that day lots of people called her this way, even in 15/love, and Jaclyn loved to be called Muffin!
Jaclyn was very proud of the 3rd episode, when she was eating spaghetti and talking at the same time, that day everybody applauded her because the scene was perfect at the first proof.
Love story between Megan and Sebastien probably would have continued because their relationship worked very well on tv. She had a beautiful voice and the idea was to have her sing in some episodes.
Vadim's biography by Wikipedia (in French)
Vadim Schneider était un acteur franco-canadien, né le 10 mars 1986 à Paris et décédé le 8 septembre 2003 à Montréal.
Il a joué dans différentes pièces de théatre, mais est surtout connu pour son rôle dans la série télévisée jeunesse 15/A où il incarne Sébastien Dubé: un jeune tennisman plein de talent.
Le 8 septembre 2003, Jaclyn Linetsky et Vadim Schneider, alors qu'ils se rendaient en voiture au plateau de 15/Love, percutèrent un camion semi-remorque. Vadim a été éjecté du véhicule pendant la collision et est mort sur le coup. Pendant son transport à l'hôpital, Jaclyn a succombé à ses blessures. Ils avaient 17 ans.
Cette nouvelle fut un choc tant pour les jeunes amateurs de la série que pour l'équipe de production, les jeunes acteurs étant fort appréciés. Avec l'accord des familles, il fut décidé de poursuivre la production en intégrant dans l'histoire la disparition des deux personnages, et d'en faire "une célébration de la vie autant qu'un hommage à la mémoire de ces deux attachants comédiens." Un chanson, intitulée Symphonic fut composée en leur honneur et intégrée.
Deux fondations furent créées en leur nom pour amasser des fonds pour des œuvres caritatives: The Jaclyn Linetsky Memorial Fund - Fondation Pour les enfants seulement et Fonds Vadim Schneider - Fonds de développement du Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf.
The Jaclyn Linetsky Memorial Fund
Fonds Vadim Schneider
Fonds de développement du collège Jean de Brébeuf
Other stuffs about him :
Vadim Schneider was a French-Canadian actor.
Vadim Schneider was born on March 10, 1986 in Paris, France and moved when he was ten years old to Montreal, Canada. He had four younger brothers: Niels, Volodia, Aliocha and Vassili. He had a big charisme and was a big worker.
He starred on the dramatic television series, 15/Love. He was also known for his various theater, and voice work. He was an exemplary student of Jean de Brebouf College.
He was very good friend with the others actors and often played tricks on them, like jumping out of the lake when they’re shooting the scene of the first kiss between cody and squib, and like putting spiders in meaghan’s bed.
His hobbies were singing, writing, acting and playing tennis (he was an excellent player).
«He looked like a prince and like a tennis player too», remembered Karen Troubetzkoy, serie’s maker with Dereck Schreyer «Like all the others kids, he lied to us saying that he could play tennis, but he learned very quickly. He was an handsom boy, wonderful».
Vadim’s father remembered that he has interesting artistic tastes. «Vadim loved Shakespeare, but he liked even the modern vip like Brad Pitt !».
Paolo Barzman, the realizer, remembered how important and wonderful was Vadim’s perpetual smile. «I said to him that his good humour was lighting him and that his smile looked like a big banana», sad Barzman, smiling. «Often, I said to him Vadim, your banana !!. He stopped smile just for make me shoot the scene».
«Vadim’s parents told us that shooting the serie is been the happiest part of his life».
Vadim was also a talented singer
Jaclyn and Vadim - Symphonic (song by Emm Gryner)
Tribute for Jaclyn and Vadim by Max Walker (from his site)
It all started in Laurence's car. Ordinarily enough,I had just finished eating with Jesse and we were busy checking out all the beautiful Westmount houses. We past this HUGE white stone house and then it hit me. I know that sentence isn't grammatically correct but I don't care. Anyway, we were passing by this huge house when it struck me. All I could remember were the words Karen said on September the 8th, she was the one who broke the news to us.
"I have the worst news you could possibly hear"
"I have the worst news you could possibly hear"
"I have the worst news you could possibly hear"
"I have the worst news you could possibly hear"
God those words stuck with me. I still remember Karen's face, her piercing eyes were full of tears. Karen is the most truthful person I know. If everyone in the world was as honest and kind as Karen the world would be a much prettier place. I remember our director, Paolo Barzman sitting next to the window, sobbing to himself. Paolo was, up to that point the strongest human being I knew. This isn't to say that I now consider him weak, the man is the furthest thing from that. I had just never seen Paolo vulnerable, we'd been shooting for about two months and I had yet to see him vulnerable, not for one second. He had no control of the situation, none of us did, even the line producer...
I remember Laurence falling straight to the floor. She didn't fall, they dropped. I just stood there, dumbfounded. It took what seemed like an eternity to me for me to realize what had happened. That room was so damn weird. Not cold, but not hot, just weird. I walked out of the room completely lifeless, I didn't believe it, I didn't want to believe it. I honestly just stumbled down the hall my face drained of life. And it was so damn beautiful outside, that's the part that bugs me. It was a PERFECT sunny day, and it was like that for the eight days after the accident. Not one cloud in sight, just perfection. I can't really say what happened for the rest of the day, it was such a horrible day. Paolo, Diandra, Karen, Derek, Laurence, Matt and I all spent that afternoon on the bleacher outside of the production office. We sat and talked. We sat and cried. I remember playing basketball with Matt and Diandra, and for a moment while playing I forgot. I forgot about everything that had happened in that day, everything. I only wish the next six months were as easy. It would've been bliss. But instead, I spent the next six months (along with Meaghan and Laurence) thinking, analyzing, lying and crying to myself. I'm still not over it, none of us are.
I couldn't really say who's funeral was worst. Jacky's was the first one I went to and it was MASSIVE. I easn't expecting that many people, there were close to three thousand. It was sad and it was hard. However, I know my grieving was nothing compared to that of Jacky's family. They loved her so much, they fucking adored her. Terri and Larry (Jacky's parents) were always such happy and joyful people, but I'll always remember the sound of Terri shrieking. What grief her and Larry must have gone through, bless their souls. It was her youngest daughters funeral, nothing can explain how sad that funeral was. Nothing. I mean Jacky was perfect, she was flawless. No one will ever convince me otherwise. She would always come up to me on set, pinch my cheeks and say 'OUUUEWWW'. God, I still remember that. Such an injustice, such a fucking injustice.
Vadim's was worse. There were so many people jammed into this small little church. The place was packed, so packed that Vadim would've laughed. He would say in his sly little french accent
"All this for me?"
Yes Vadim, all this for you. Me, Laurence and Meaghan were going to get up and say a word or two about Vadim, but I'll get to that later on. I remember seeing the casket come in, lead by his loving family. He had four smaller brothers and he was a hero to all of them, the big brother. The one thing that sticks in my mind is Vadim's four year old brother Aleosha sitting on his father's shoulders. He had no clue what was happening. No one knew what was happening, no one.
Music played a big part in Vadim's funeral, just as it did in his life. They played one of Vadim's favorite songs, Angel by Robby Williams. I remember mid point in that song Jean-Paul (Vadim's father) stuggled to the alter and threw his hands up in despair. The music was penetrating him, penetrating his heart. Such a beautiful fucking image. And God, Vadim could sing. He was such a star, he was born one, just like Jacky. They're both stars now, just in a different way.
And now to get to the speech. As I mentioned earlier we were asked by Vadim's parents to say a few words about him. Horribly enough, this was to be right after watching a short hommage video made by one of our editors. At that point we had yet to see any material from 15/Love. And boy did it hit us hard. When the video rolled it was devastating. Seeing them both on screen just destroyed us three. The whole church starting crying loudly, but no ones crying could be ours. For us it was the hardest thing we've ever seen. We had been there for all those moments, we remember everything that happened on those days and it hit us particularly hard. He was so god damned beautiful, she was so damn beautiful. Those were some of the hardest days of my life. But, I don't want to sound selfish. Nothing compares to how Vadim's family felt or how Jacky's felt. They were both the heroes of the household, they were both idolised but anyone they knew, including me.
May whatever force out there guard and protect them. Laurence, Meaghan and I all know that they're still with us. Just in a different way. I love you both.
Tribute for Vadim by Meaghan Rath (from vadim's site)
Ce que j'admirais le plus chez Vadim, c'est l'amour sans bornes qu'il avait de la vie. Comment, à chaque fois qu'il écoutait de la musique, il s'éveillait à une nouvelle vie, se nourrissant de chaque note tout en chantant les yeux fermés. Et au moment même où sa voix se faisait entendre, chacun autour de lui d'arrêter son activité, aussi importante fut-elle, pour écouter simplement cette voix magnifique. Il appréciait chaque jour qui passait. Le souvenir le plus fort que j'ai de lui : toutes les fois qu'il me voyait stressé ou mécontent, il me souriait et me disait de cette voix charmeuse "La vie est superbe, baby, la vie est superbe".
Son sourire contagieux, ses mots empreints de sérénité et d'optimisme : j'avais cette chance de le connaître. On ne pouvait souhaiter meilleur ami que lui. Comment une personnalité aussi étonnante a-t-elle pu exister ? Il faut se poser la question et pour lui trouver réponse, point n'est besoin d'aller plus loin que son cercle familial : ses parents remplis d'amour et de dévotion, ses frères, généreux et affectueux. Isabelle, Jean-Paul, votre fils était une personne incroyable. Vadim, je te fais la promesse de tenter d'être comme toi : vrai, sincère, affectueux et beau, dehors comme dedans. Tu es un héros. Tu as enrichi nos vies et je ressens profondément le privilège de t'avoir connu. Je t'aime, Vadim, notre meilleur ami. Je souhaite de tout cœur que tu puisses apporter autant de joie là-haut que tu nous en as apporté sur terre. Repose en paix.
Beautiful article about Jackie
Jaclyn Linetsky was a remarkable, accomplished young woman who touched the hearts of each and everyone with whom she came into contact. Jaclyn’s life was cut short by a tragic automobile accident.Nevertheless, in the seventeen years she was with us, she accomplished more than many have in an entire lifetime.
Jaclyn was a bright, vivacious, happy individual whose infectious giggle, radiant smile and joie de vivre were her essence. She was a warm, giving, sincere, generous and loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. She had maturity and wisdom beyond her years. She was compassionate, loyal and thoughtful and those around her were enriched by her presence.
Jaclyn’s passion in life was in theatre. Her first exposure to the performing arts was at the young age of 8, when she took her first drama course and her talent was quickly recognized. Through her perseverance and dedication, Jaclyn went on to accomplish great things in the field of entertainment. She was well recognized in an elite group of voice over actors, a field usually reserved for those who are considerably older than she was. She was best known for the voice of Caillou, a popular animated children's television program. She had several radio commercials to her credit and at the time of her death, she had a starring role in 15 Love, a teen drama series on YTV network.
Although modest about her accomplishments, Jaclyn was appreciative of those who helped her to realize her dreams. She particularly held a soft spot for her Alma Mater, St. George’s School, an institution she credited for helping her to achieve her goals. Jaclyn would have been proud to have been able to give back to the community and to help other young aspiring actors be able to benefit from the theatre program at St. George’s School.