Michael Mantenuto, star of Disney's Miracle found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound


April 28, 2017 15:25:24 IST

London: Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto, best known for his role as Jack O'Callahan in the 2004 film Miracle, has died. He was 35.

Michael Mantenuto. Image via Getty.

Michael Mantenuto. Image via Getty.

The actor committed suicide on Monday at Saltwater State Park, where his body was found in his car on Monday afternoon, reports mirror.co.uk.

Mantenuto's death was ruled to be a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the King County medical examiner's office in Seattle. The former actor, who had quit Hollywood for the army, was a University of Maine hockey star before getting his acting break in Miracle.

He took on the role of the real-life ice hockey player Jack O'Callahan. Following his break-out role in the 2004 film, he went on to land a supporting slot in the 2006 TV movie Dirtbags and a small role in the 2008 comedy Surfer.

However, the young actor decided to quit tinsel town and joined the army. His death was announced by Colonel Guillaume Beaurpere, commander of Mantenuto's US Army's First Special Forces Group.

Updated Date: Apr 28, 2017 15:25 PM