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”.