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Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for starring alongside Paul Rudd in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, was pronounced dead last week after disappearing from college in Pennsylvania last week.
Matthew Mindler, Child Actor Known for ‘Our Idiot Brother,’ Dies at 19 After Being Reported Missing https://t.co/4nNX3Ym3dL
— Variety (@Variety) August 28, 2021
Matthew Mindler attended Millersville University
The college he attended, Millersville University, confirmed his death after issuing a statement Saturday.
“It is with a sad heart that I announce the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a freshman at Millersville University,” said the statement received from TMZ.
“Matthew has been wanted since the Thursday after he was reported missing. Matthew was found dead this morning, Saturday August 28th, in Manor Township near campus. ‘
The cause of death was not disclosed until Saturday afternoon and authorities did not say whether or not a foul was involved.
According to Millersville University police, Mindler, a 20-year-old freshman, was last seen on campus Tuesday night after attending class on Monday and Tuesday. He was reported missing the following night on Wednesday after failing to return to his dormitory and skipping classes.
Police wrote in an Instagram post that Mindler was spotted from the West Villages dormitory towards the Centennial Driver parking lot at around 8:11 p.m. on Tuesday.
As seen in a screenshot from a security video, the student wore a white Millersville University hooded sweatshirt with black stripes on the arm, a black face mask, dark jeans, and trainers. He was carrying a black backpack.
The campus police filed a missing person report with the National Crime Information Center on Thursday.
Mindler’s IMDB page lists eight acting credits in movies and TV shows, including the 2013 short film Frequency, directed by his older brother, cinematographer Derek Mindler.
His biggest role to date has been in Our Idiot Brother, which follows Rudd’s character, an idealistic farmer who turns the lives of his three sisters upside down, played by Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer.
Mindler portrayed Mortimer’s son River.
Midler hasn’t acted since 2016 when he appeared in the TV movie Chad: An American Boy.
Millersville University President Daniel Wubah sent a letter to the students addressing Mindler’s disappearance, WGAL reported.
“Matt’s health and safety are of the utmost importance and I know our thoughts are with him, his family and friends,” Wubah wrote in part. “Our law enforcement agency is continuing to work with local law enforcement to locate Matt. They follow every lead and appreciate your attention for these endeavors. ‘