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Former Disney movie star Michael Mantenuto has tragically died after reportedly taking his own life Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 2: Actor Michael Mantenuto arrives to the movie premiere of "Miracle" at Grauman's Chinese Theater on February 2nd, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rest in peace, Michael Mantenuto.

According to TMZ, the actor who appeared in the 2004 film “Miracle” has passed away after reportedly taking his own life. He was just 35 years old.

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Mantenuto was reportedly a former University of Maine hockey player who landed the Disney biopic about the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team. He later went on to appear in two other films, “Dirtbags” in 2006 and “Surfer, Dude” in 2008. He later enlisted in the army in the Special Forces.

The tabloid reported that Col. Guillaume Beaurpere, the commander of Mantenuto’s army unit, confirmed his death.

Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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