Matthew Mindler, best known for his work in Our Idiot Brother (2011), was found dead near the campus of Millersville University in Pennsylvania where he had been attending college. At just 19, the child actor’s first role was a part in an episode of As the World Turns (2009), and his last was in Chad: An American Boy (2016). At the time of his death, Mindler was starting his first year at Millersville University.

Mindler attended his classes at Millersville on August 24. He was last seen that evening exiting his residence hall in a white hoodie, black pants and a black backpack. He was shortly reported as missing when he failed to attend his classes the following day. Just a few days after being reported as missing, Mindler’s body was recovered near campus on August 28. 

Mindler’s death was announced by Millersville University president Daniel A. Wubah. “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, our thoughts of comfort and peace are with his friends and family during this difficult time,” he said. Mindler has since been transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center. No cause of death is currently known.

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