Henry Deutschendorf II, who’s known for being at the center of Ghostbusters II as the baby, died at the age of 29 on June 14, TMZ reported.
Deutschendorf played the role of baby Oscar with his twin brother William in the 1989 film. According to the medical examiner in Escondido, California, Deutschendorf committed suicide by hanging himself. He was found by his brother inside his apartment last week. William cut him down and called authorities, but it proved to be too late.
William posted a message to his Facebook that said his brother struggled with a longlasting battle with schizoaffective disorder, which is a combo of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He experience hallucinations and depression almost daily, William said.
“I will remember him as my best friend, my partner, my brother, and the bravest man I have ever known,” he wrote.
After appearing in the movie, Henry didn’t act again until he appeared in a 2017 documentary about Ghostbusters titled Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters.
Though, Hank had previously said that the brothers would “love to get into acting” if they had the opportunity to do so with their busy schedule.
Hank and William are the nephews of John Denver and ran a martial arts academy in 2007 in California. They did so when they were just 23, taking over West Coast Martial Arts Academy in the San Diego area.
They were featured in a 2012 article in 92127 Magazine, five month before Hank was diagnosed with his mental disorders.
“We started the academy in late 2007 because we saw a growing community and thought it would be a great place to share the magic of the martial arts,” Hank said.
Hank’s Facebook page said that he was in a relationship at the time of his death and was in a photo with a woman named Keemia Ranjbaran, a student at the WEst Coast Martial Arts Academy.
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