LATEST: The death of actor Jonathan Brandis has been ruled as suicide, the Los Angeles County coroner's office has announced.

Brandis, who died on 12 November (03) at the age of 27, hanged himself, according to the coroner.

Los Angeles Police say a friend of Brandis' called emergency services from the actor's apartment just before midnight on 11 November (03) to report an attempted suicide.

Paramedics arrived at his home and rushed the actor to hospital. Brandis died the next day (12NOV03).

His film credits included the starring role in 1990's THE NEVERENDING STORY 2: THE NEXT CHAPTER and movies LADYBUGS and SIDEKICKS.

25/11/2003 21:13