Well, since so many people complained that Jonathan Brandis' death wasn't adequately reported in the news, I found (and copied) the following news release.
I find it strange that Jonathan died on Nov. 12th, but it wasn't reported until the following week? What gives? Maybe the media was too busy focusing on Kobe Bryant, Scott & Laci Peterson, Michael Jackson, and that too-skinny Paris Hilton video?
Jonathan Brandis, who from an early age appeared in a string of roles on television, commercials and film, including the starring role in 1991's "The Neverending Story 2: The Next Chapter" and two seasons on Steven Spielberg's "SeaQuest DSV", has died. He was 27.
The county coroner's office is investigating the Nov. 12 death, which was reported by the Los Angeles Police Department as a possible suicide, Lt. Ed Winter of the coroner's Investigations Bureau said Thursday.
The coroner performed an autopsy but the cause of death will not be announced until the results of blood and toxicology tests are returned. The investigation could take as long as four to six weeks.
Police said a friend of Brandis called 9-1-1 from the actor's apartment just before midnight on Nov. 11 to report Brandis had attempted suicide. Paramedics transported Brandis to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but he died the next day, police Detective Gene Parshall said.
The office of Brandis' agent at Innovative Artists refused to comment.
Brandis started his career in commercials and on television, landing a recurring role on the TV soap opera "One Life to Live" at age six. After moving with his family to Los Angeles at age nine, he made guest appearances on such shows as "L.A. Law," "Who's the Boss?" and "Murder, She Wrote."
Other film credits included the Rodney Dangerfield comedy "Ladybugs," and the martial arts comedy "Sidekicks" with Chuck Norris, and a small part in the 2002 film "Hart's War," starring Bruce Willis.
Brandis also starred as crew member Lucas Wolenczek in the underwater sci-fi TV series "SeaQuest DSV," a role that garnered him a Young Artists Award in 1993 and helped turn him into a teen idol. * * * * * * *
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OMGOSH! If I had never visited this site today I would have never known that Jonathan died. I used to be obsessed with him when I was little, ever since I saw him in Stephen King's IT. Man...I freakin' remember when I had pictures of him on my walls...I'm so sad! Someone so young too...that's really devastating.
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Why the hell was he not pictured and listed among the people who died in 2003 in the back section of People Magazine's 2004 Yearbook? On Sale Now!
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