Matthew Mindler: The missing ex-child star was found dead

Matthew Mindler
The missing ex-child star was found dead

Matthew Mindler in 2011.


Matthew Mindler, the former child star from “Our Idiot Brother”, is dead. The dean of his university has now announced that.

Now it is a sad certainty: The former child star Matthew Mindler, who was missing since last Tuesday, is dead. The dean of Millersville University of Pennsylvania, which the star of the comedy “Our Idiot Brother” had attended since this year, now communicated on the university’s Instagram account.

It says, among other things: “It is with great sadness in my heart that I have to announce the death of 19-year-old Matthew Mindler (…), a freshman student at Millersville University.” Since Tuesday, the university and the police have been working together to find the missing student. “On Saturday morning, August 28th, Matthew was found dead in Manor Township near campus.”

The cause of death has not yet been reported

No information is given in the post about the cause of death. According to Dean Daniel A. Wubah, the body was “transported to the Lancaster County Forensic Center for further investigation.” At the end of the post, students who need help are given multiple phone numbers to contact if needed.

In addition to his part in “Our Idiot Brother”, in which he played the boy River at the side of Paul Rudd (52), Mindler was in the TV movie “Chad: An American Boy” and the TV series “Last Week” Tonight with John Oliver “. However, he had not been in front of the camera since 2016.