LOS ANGELES – Actor Michael Mantenuto killed himself Monday in Washington State.
The coroner tells the gossip site that Michael died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
A former University of Maine hockey player, Michael landed the role in the Disney flick about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. He only acted in 2 other movies, and went on to enlist in the army … and joined the Special Forces.
Col. Guillaume Beaurpere, commander of Mantenuto’s army unit, announced his death.
“Those of you that knew Mike will remember him for his passionate love for his family and his commitment to the health of the force,” according to a press release announcing his death.
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Mantenuto is survived by his wife Kati Vienneau, daughter Ava, and son Leo. His parents Joseph and Kerry Mantenuto live in Massachusetts.
He was 35.