Disney actor Michael Mantenuto has died aged just 35. Best known for his role in 2004 ice hockey film Miracle, Michael was found dead in his car this morning by police, according to TMZ.
The celebrity gossip site reported that a Washington State coroner said the cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A skilled hockey player, it was his talent on the ice that led him to star alongside Kurt Russell in Miracle, which told the story of the 1980 US team which won gold at the winter Olympics.
Following his breakout role in Miracle, Mantenuto went on to join the army, later graduating to the Special Forces. He starred as Jack O’Callahan, who played for NHL teams the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils, in the film. His next project was 2006 TV film, Dirtbags – a comedy featuring Sabrina The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart.