Former child actor and “Our Idiot Brother” star Matthew Mindler’s cause of death has been determined.

The 19-year-old died by suicide, Eric Bieber from Lancaster County Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center confirmed to USA TODAY Thursday.

Mindler was enrolled in Millersville University in Pennsylvania, whichHe was reported missing in late August after he didn’t return to his room. Later that week, University president Daniel A. Wubah announced that Mindler had been found dead. Mindler’s body was discovered in a wooded area near campus, according to university spokesperson Janet Kacskos. 

Wubah stated, “This is a time for grief for our family, campus and community.” wrote in a letterYou can follow the conversation on Twitter. “I request that campus communities come together and support one another, as well as our students in this challenging time.”

RIPMatthew Mindler was an actor in ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ and was discovered dead when he turned 19 years old.

Mindler was originally from Hellertown in Pennsylvania and was first year student at the university. Mindler was last seen leaving his dorm room on August 24. Two days after his absence from classes, university police made a report of him missing. Kacskos reports that more than 40 members of the search and rescue team were sent to his aid.

Before attending the university, Mindler appeared in multiple TV shows and movies as a child actor, including “As the World Turns,” “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” 

Mindler played the part of River in “Our Idiot Brother” comedy, which aired in 2011. His most recent role was in 2016, according to IMDb, when he played the role of Peter in TV’s “Chad: An American Boy.” 

If you or someone you know may be struggling with self-harm or suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night, or chat online.

Crisis Text Line also provides free, 24/7, confidential support via text message to people in crisis when they dial 741741.

Contributing: Elise Brisco


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