Former child star Matthew Mindler died by suicide: coroner

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Former child star Matthew Mindler’s death has been ruled a suicide.

The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office made the “manner of death” ruling Monday, though the exact cause of Mindler’s death is still pending the toxicology screen, TMZ reports.

Mindler, 19, was found dead on Aug. 28, just three days after the college freshman was reported missing. His college, Millersville University, announced the news to the student body Saturday.

“It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a first-year student at Millersville University. A search had been underway for Matthew since Thursday, after he was reported missing,” the announcement read.

“Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township near campus. Matthew was transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center by the coroner for further investigation.”

Mindler’s family said he “did not return to his room or return phone calls from his family” Wednesday and he was consequently reported missing. His last sighting was when he left his dorm room building in the evening on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Wednesday morning, he did not show up for his classes.

Per IMDB, Mindler’s first onscreen role was in a 2009 episode of “As the World Turns.” Two years later, he was featured in “Our Idiot Brother” alongside a host of A-listers, including Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones and Zooey Deschanel.

He notched appearances in a live stage performance of “This American Life” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2014 and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in 2015. His last credited role, in 2016, was in the made-for-TV movie “Chad: An American Boy,” alongside Nasim Pedrad.

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