Michael Mantenuto, who co-featured in Disney’s Miracle about the U.S. hockey group’s “Wonder on Ice” prevail upon the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics, has kicked the bucket. He was 35. Police is Des Moines, IA, say they discovered Mantenuto dead Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His passing was reported by Col. Guillaume Beaurpere, leader of the Army Special Forces unit in which Mantenuto served after his concise acting vocation. “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,” Beaurpere said in a news release.
Born May 13, 1981, in Holliston, MA, Mantenuto played hockey from an early age. He played quickly for the University of Maine before getting the Miracle part. In the film he co-featured as defenseman Jack O’Callahan, who fights with a partner amid Team USA’s initially hone over an old school hockey meat. The genuine O’Callahan harmed his knee in a show diversion against the USSR and dreaded he would miss the Olympics. Be that as it may, as portrayed in the motion picture, he went ahead to play in the unbelievable amusement in which the ragtag Americans dug out from a deficit to annoy the powerhouse Soviets. Group USA went ahead to beat Finland for the gold award on home ice in Lake Placid, NY.
After Miracle, which won the 2004 Espy Award for Best Sports Movie, Mantenuto showed up in the 2006 telepic Dirtbags and 2008 Michael McConaughey highlight Surfer, Dude. He later joined the U.S. Armed force’s first Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Mantenuto, who was given a tribute amid Wednesday night’s Anaheim-Edmonton NHL playoff amusement on NBCSN, is made due by his significant other, Kati; a little girl, Ava; a child, Leo; his dad, Ed; and three sisters.