Child Star Jonathan Brandis Death Ruled A Suicide

11-26-03 Keavin
Suicide has been ruled the official cause of death of child star Jonathan Brandis who was found hanging from the neck in his apartment on November 11th. Brandis was alive when his friend found him and called paramedics. He was rushed to the hospital but he died the next day. 

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that the official cause of death was suicide, but the reasons why Brandis wanted to take his own life are still unknown. He did not leave a suicide note. 

The 27-year-old actor was best known for roles in the Steven Spielberg' sci-fi series "SeaQuest DSV" and the Rodney Dangerfield film “Lady Bugs”, where he played a male soccer player who dressed up as a girl to play in the team coached by Dangerfield’s character. 

He began his acting career at the age of 6 with a recurring role on the daytime soup “One Life to Live”, within the next few years he was cast in numerous commercials and guest starring appearances on TV shows like “L.A. Law”, “Who's the Boss?” and “Murder, She Wrote”. 

His first big film role was in 1991 with “The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter”, in which he starred. More recently he had supporting parts in the Farrelly brother's comedy “Outside Providence” and played along-side Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell in last year’s WWII drama “Hart's War”.