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Matthew Mindler, former child star who went missing is found dead.

Former child star Matthew Mindler, who went missing from his rural Millersville University campus in Pennsylvania earlier this week, has been confirmed dead.

The university confirmed his death with an announcement to the student body. “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. Matthew was found deceased this morning, Saturday, August 28, in Manor Township near campus.”

The official did not disclose the cause of death or whether foul play is suspected.

Mindler costarred with Paul Rudd in 2011’s My Idiot Brother, and had just began his freshman year. He was reported missing on Wednesday Aug. 25, according to a press release from the Millersville University Police Department.

His family alerted authorities that he had left his dorm room and did not return to his room or class the following day.

Mindler’s last acting role was the 2016 TV movie, Chad: An American Boy.

Millersville University reported that Mindler went missing Tuesday evening. “He was last seen walking from his residence hall, West Villages toward the Centennial Dr. parking lot area at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday night. He was wearing a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black backpack, jeans and white sneakers. Matt attended classes Monday and Tuesday, but did not attend yesterday or this morning,” the campus police noted.

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by Anonymousreply 61October 16, 2021 1:23 PM

Waiting for someone to say it’s gay related.

by Anonymousreply 1August 28, 2021 9:36 PM

Probably not homicide.

by Anonymousreply 2August 28, 2021 9:39 PM

Did he go near a river?

Wasn't there something about white college boys going near rivers, and then disappearing?

by Anonymousreply 3August 28, 2021 9:40 PM

That looks like a mugshot.

Why didn't he stay in California, go to school there and keep trying to find acting jobs? I'd be depressed if I ended-up in Podunk, Pennsyltucky.

by Anonymousreply 4August 28, 2021 9:44 PM

Damn, this is only 30 miles from my home town. In fact, my bff got her master's degree there a zillion years ago. I wonder what could have happened. May he RIP.

by Anonymousreply 5August 28, 2021 9:45 PM

child star is like porn star and super model. more often than not, one is just a child actor, porn actor or model. If everyone is a star or super then really, isn't no one?

by Anonymousreply 6August 28, 2021 9:45 PM

Cute as a bug.

by Anonymousreply 7August 28, 2021 9:46 PM

[quote] Cute as a bug.

Not anymore.

by Anonymousreply 8August 28, 2021 9:49 PM

[quote] Wasn't there something about white college boys going near rivers, and then disappearing?


by Anonymousreply 9August 28, 2021 9:54 PM


by Anonymousreply 10August 28, 2021 10:32 PM

Desperately sad. So tragic.😢

by Anonymousreply 11August 28, 2021 11:00 PM


by Anonymousreply 12August 28, 2021 11:13 PM

R4, everyone’s always tsk-tsk-ing child actors who stay in Hollywood and get eaten up by the machine and wind up being cashiers or drug addicts.

This guy chose to pursue a college education. I don’t know what he was studying, but it was likely a path with better job prospects and a shot at a decent life.

by Anonymousreply 13August 28, 2021 11:39 PM

R13, I agree. Better than staying in Hollywood and doing crappy bit parts in B-movies

by Anonymousreply 14August 28, 2021 11:42 PM

So sad... he looks truly sad in his picture

by Anonymousreply 15August 28, 2021 11:47 PM

Has Susan Day commented?

by Anonymousreply 16August 28, 2021 11:48 PM

*Dey - stupid autocorrect

by Anonymousreply 17August 28, 2021 11:49 PM

*Stupid comment

by Anonymousreply 18August 28, 2021 11:54 PM

R15 wow he really does

by Anonymousreply 19August 28, 2021 11:56 PM

His mother Bette must be devastated

by Anonymousreply 20August 28, 2021 11:57 PM

R18 is new here

by Anonymousreply 21August 29, 2021 12:06 AM

R21 Not at all, just wasn't funny back then, still isn't - way overused.

by Anonymousreply 22August 29, 2021 12:08 AM

Well Datalounge sleuths, any guesses as to what happened?

by Anonymousreply 23August 29, 2021 1:08 AM

Traditions are important, R22

by Anonymousreply 24August 29, 2021 1:11 AM

Jesus, God in heaven, why’d you have to kill such hot snatch?

Oh wait, he was 19 nevermind...

by Anonymousreply 25August 29, 2021 1:36 AM

This is all the talk of central Pennsylvania, my mother was a ‘57 graduate of Millersville (then) College and I had a few cousins graduate from there as well, not the kind of thing that usually happens around there.

by Anonymousreply 26August 29, 2021 5:37 PM

Do we know what happened to him yet?

by Anonymousreply 27August 30, 2021 11:26 PM

I bet it was heat stroke.

by Anonymousreply 28August 30, 2021 11:37 PM

I called her with the news r16...

by Anonymousreply 29August 30, 2021 11:40 PM

[quote]Has Susan Day commented?

The more usual tired joke is whether Susan Dey has commented.

At least I know who Susan Dey is: I have no idea who Susan Day is.

by Anonymousreply 30August 31, 2021 1:02 AM

Suicide. Though method has not been released pending tox results.

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by Anonymousreply 31August 31, 2021 4:28 AM

He looks so sad . Was he gay?

by Anonymousreply 32August 31, 2021 4:57 AM

That's a bummer, R31.

Another child actor falls apart.

by Anonymousreply 33August 31, 2021 5:34 AM

Probably his college ID photo, r4.

by Anonymousreply 34August 31, 2021 5:42 AM

Hollywood eats the souls of young kids.

No kidding.

by Anonymousreply 35August 31, 2021 5:44 AM

Sad news about his suicide.

by Anonymousreply 36August 31, 2021 5:45 AM

He looked very unhappy. Sorry to hear of his passing.

by Anonymousreply 37August 31, 2021 5:54 AM

Undoubtedly Molested in Hollywood. Like so many other boys.

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by Anonymousreply 38September 1, 2021 1:02 AM

In one of the earlier photos he looks very much like Jonathan Brandis in his youth, chillingly so.

by Anonymousreply 39September 1, 2021 1:14 AM


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by Anonymousreply 40September 1, 2021 9:21 AM

Poor kid.

I have anxiety too, and it can indeed be "crippling."

I've learned to drink to calm my nerves. But of course he's just a kid, so unless he did drugs, he probably just dealt with his stress and anxiety as best he could.

by Anonymousreply 41September 1, 2021 9:26 AM

Poor guy. I’m so very sorry for him; his poor mom, too. He looked like a sensitive kid.

by Anonymousreply 42September 1, 2021 12:27 PM

Update . . .

"Former child star Matthew Mindler killed himself using sodium nitrate he ordered for $15 from Amazon — after searching online how to use it in suicides, according to officials and his mother.

After toxicology tests, the Lancaster County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the 19-year-old “Our Idiot Brother” actor’s death from August to be suicide by sodium nitrate toxicity, TMZ reported Thursday."

by Anonymousreply 43October 14, 2021 4:21 PM

Oh god that sounds awful. Is this what Madame Bovary took? Or is it used in photograph developing like Clover Adams took?

by Anonymousreply 44October 14, 2021 4:34 PM

R41, doesn’t your anxiety skyrocket the morning after drinking? I drank to deal with my anxiety for years too, but the next morning anxiety became too much. I would wake up at 4am with my heart beating out of my chest, reliving every mistake I’ve ever made, and feeling suicidal. I discovered that I was better off dealing with my anxiety with weed and Xanax.

by Anonymousreply 45October 14, 2021 4:40 PM

[quote]The university confirmed his death with an announcement to the student body.


by Anonymousreply 46October 14, 2021 4:43 PM

It's a trending suicide method, learned online.

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by Anonymousreply 47October 14, 2021 4:52 PM

[quote] Hollywood eats the souls of young kids. No kidding.

So do that Hillary gal.

by Anonymousreply 48October 14, 2021 4:53 PM

He has a dead expression in OP's pic. Here he is as a teen and boy. Already by his teen years, his expression is dying. I wonder what happened to him? He looks sad and defeated.

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by Anonymousreply 49October 14, 2021 4:56 PM

a sad boy

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by Anonymousreply 50October 14, 2021 5:00 PM

[Quote] Already by his teen years, his expression is dying. I wonder what happened to him?

If I had to guess, I'd say he was probably raped. It's not an uncommon cause of depression, especially since people tend to take it to their graves.

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by Anonymousreply 51October 14, 2021 5:11 PM

r49 is definitely serving gayling.

by Anonymousreply 52October 14, 2021 5:14 PM

I wonder if he was pushed into acting. Kids can be cruel when another child stands out via some sort of achievement like (paid) acting.

by Anonymousreply 53October 14, 2021 5:15 PM

There is not a single time I don't think "predators" when it comes to child actors who end up dead at a young age or a substance abuser.

by Anonymousreply 54October 14, 2021 5:17 PM

Homophobic Pennsyltucky bullies?

The father of one of the only guys who actively bullied me in HS* went to this school, and the guy used to talk about it constantly. I think he wanted us to be impressed, as if it were Harvard or something. Anyway, that's what I think of anytime (admittedly rarely) I hear the name "Millersville."

*He once wrote "Sean is a fem" on the cover of my geometry book. I responded with "Fuck, you couldn't have spelled it correctly?"

by Anonymousreply 55October 14, 2021 5:40 PM

OP, I would ask for his stuff, but if he was in college, it's probably all from Ikea. No thank you.

by Anonymousreply 56October 14, 2021 6:13 PM

this is so not the point but my God, Paul Rudd does not AGE

RIP to the kid; he was pretty and needed help. I wish he'd gotten some for his sake, for his family's.

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by Anonymousreply 57October 15, 2021 11:52 PM

He doesn't look right, even as a young boy.

by Anonymousreply 58October 16, 2021 12:12 AM

R45, alcohol kills anxiety while inebriated, brings it to death con 7 when sobering up. Weed and CBD are way better and not a poison

by Anonymousreply 59October 16, 2021 4:13 AM

So sorry he passed away so young...I also think he was probably victimized in Hollywood...Never make your "end of life" decisions from a Sanctioned Suicide website. I am not killing myself (sorry Bitches), but if I were terminal I would read Final Exit or some other book that actually explains physically what happens according to your choice...We all have struggles. Even Robert Young tried to kill himself at 83 years old--he was suffering from Depression. Get help if you need it.

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by Anonymousreply 60October 16, 2021 4:49 AM

[quote] death con 7

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 61October 16, 2021 1:23 PM
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