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Child Actor Matthew Mindler's Campus Death Ruled Suicide

19-year-old was found dead near Millersville University, where he was a first-year student
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2021 7:15 AM CDT
Updated Aug 31, 2021 8:16 AM CDT
Former Child Actor Found Dead Near College Campus
Matthew Mindler was reported missing from his Pennsylvania college and later found dead   (Handout)

(Newser) – A former child actor who appeared on the big screen alongside Zooey Deschanel and Paul Rudd was found dead Saturday after being reported missing from his Pennsylvania university on Wednesday. Per Variety, Matthew Mindler, known for 2011's Our Idiot Brother, was found dead in Manor Township near Millersville University, where the 19-year-old was a first-year student. Per NBC News, he was last seen leaving his dorm in the college's West Villages and walking toward a parking lot late last Tuesday. He did not attend class the following day. TMZ has now reported via the Lancaster County Coroner's Office that Mindler's death has been ruled a suicide.

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Toxicology results are pending and no further details were given. Mindler's mother tells TMZ her son had only arrived at the school on Aug. 19, and was dealing with "crippling anxiety" but seemed to be making friends and had a job interview with the school's IT department. She last texted with him last Tuesday about coming home for the weekend. The university had this to say in a weekend statement: "This is a time of grief for the family, our campus and the community," university president Daniel A. Wubah said. "I ask that the campus community come together to support each other, and our students, during this difficult time." (Read more celebrity death stories.)

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