Disney star Michael Mantenuto, best known for his work in the sports film "Miracles," comitted suicide in April of this year. The actor had shot himself in his car and was found by police is Des Moines, Washington. Now, police reveal that they have found his suicide note: a three-line message also discovered in his vehicle.
The note itself is currently being kept confidential and its contents have not been released to the public.
Also found inside the car was a black Glock 23 pistol, a multi-colored baseball cap, spare ammunition, a pack of bottled water, and a backpack. A bicycle was found in the trunk, Daily Mail reports.
Mantenuto had joined the military in 2010 after his film "Surfer, Dude" failed to perform well with audiences. He worked as a Special Forces soldier, stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. In 2016 he was deployed to Iraq. When he returned, he joined a K-9 unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He killed himself shortly after unexpectedly leaving the K-9 unit, which he reportedly loved, according to New York Daily News.
The former actor had previously been treated for depression. In May 2015, he had been checked into the Cedar Hills hospital in Portland, Oregon, where he stayed in a special wing dedicated to military personel with mental health issues.
Mantenuto's wife and two children have since moved to Massachusetts.
[Photo: Getty Images, Des Moines Police Department]
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