Remember Baby Oscar from Ghostbusters II?
Well, the actor that played him, Henry J. Deutschendorf II, has unfortunately passed away, aged just 29.
The actor that played the role of Baby Oscar alongside his identical twin William has passed away, and the alleged cause is suicide.
TMZ reports Henry’s body was discovered by his brother William, and he released an honest statement after the tragic event.
This is what he had to say:
“Some knew him as Baby Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 or John Denver’s nephew. Others knew him as a brother, son, martial artist, teacher, uncle, or friend. What people do not know about Hank was that he suffered from schizoaffective disorder. It is a chronic mental health condition which is a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania. It is a very severe mental illness that usually requires a lifetime of treatment.”
The statement continues:
“By the end he had 25 voices, all with different personalities and opinions, but mostly agreeing they did not like Hank. On June 14th, Hank lost his battle to schizophrenia. I will remember him as my best friend, my partner, my brother, and the bravest man I have ever known.”
Ghostbusters II was Henry’s only ever acting credit but the brothers continued working together as Martial Arts instructors in California. Together the Deutschendorf brothers owned the West Coast Martial Arts Academy.
Rest in peace Henry.