Official Statement from his movie site: The Year That Trembled In Memory of Jonathan Brandis We recently learned of the untimely death of Jonathan Brandis. We at Novel City Pictures are deeply saddened and stunned by this, and like many people, we grieve for his loss. Jonathan was a great actor, and our friend. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, his friends, and his fans. We all miss him very much. This is so sad. He was only 27 years old. They suspect suicide.