According to this Cleveland Plains-Dealer "PeopleWatch" column, Jonathan Brandis, whom played Lucas Wolenczek on the mid-90s Steven Spielberg-produced NBC sci-fi series SeaQuest DSV**, was found dead in his apartment last Wednesday, however, I haven't been able to find a second article about his death anywhere to confirm this, so, perhaps, SeaQuest DSV so long forgotten that no one else in the media noticed, or, perhaps, someone's been passing false information to the Plains-Dealer. I'll keep an eye out and see if anyone else anywhere mentions this. If it's true, it's very sad, though.
'Trembled' actor dies
Actor Jonathan Brandis, 27, who starred in the movie "The Year That Trembled," which was filmed in Ohio, was found dead in his Los Angeles apartment Wednesday. Brandis, 27, was found by friends and pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the Los Angeles coroner's office. There were no signs of violence. An autopsy was due to be performed yesterday, an investigator said. "The Year That Trembled," produced by Tyler Davidson and Scott Lax, who were living in the Cleveland area at the time, was filmed in Ohio and premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2002. Brandis played Casey Pedersen, a young man who is caught up in the turmoil of the Vietnam War. "It's a terrific tragedy, and our hearts go out to the family," said Davidson, who now lives in Los Angeles.
**The first season of SeaQuest DSV was great sci-fi, the second had too many extraneous fantasy elements, and the third season, with Michael Ironside, whom, as you may recall, I think should be prime minister because he played Richter in Total Recall (a joke on Arnold Schwarzenegger's winning the California governor recall election), wasn't on TV long enough for me to formulate an opinion.