Henry Deutschendorf, one of the twins who played Baby Oscar in Ghostbusters II, has passed away. He was 29.
Henry Deutschendorf Cause of Death
Deutschendorf died of an apparent suicide, according to TMZ. Law enforcement officials told the media he took his own life at his home in Escondido, California last week.
His twin brother William says “Hank” died following a long battle with schizoaffective disorder – a troubling combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Deutschendorf reportedly suffered from hallucinations, delusions, depression and mania. William says he “fought for his life every day.”
The brothers ran a martial arts school together in the San Diego area. Henry was named after his uncle, John Denver, whose real name was Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
Deutschendorf also appeared as himself in the 2017 documentary, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters.”