35-year-old Hollywood actor and former Disney star, Michael Mantenuto, was found dead in his car in Des Moines, Washington, on Monday, after he reportedly committed suicide.
According to Dailymail, coroner confirmed that the father-of-two intentionally took his own life by shooting himself in the head.
Announcing his death, U.S. Army Col. Guillaume Beaurpere wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Mantenuto sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. “Those of you that knew Mike will remember him for his passionate love for his family and his commitment to the health of the force,” he wrote.
The handsome actor and avid hockey player was best known for the 2004 Disney movie,”Miracle” co-starring Kurt Russell about the US Men’s Olympic hockey team that went on to win the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
Mantenuto played ice hockey player, Jack O’Callahan. The real-life O’Callahan, now a retired Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils player, paid tribute to the actor who once portrayed him, saying:’Very sad, way too young. Condolences and love to Katie and the family.’