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In 1993, up-and-coming actor Jonathan Brandis, then 17, was signed to star in season one of SeaQuest DSV, with the legendary Steven Spielberg as executive producer.
The blue-eyed, floppy-haired teenager became an overnight success and teen heartthrob, often pictured on the cover of fan favourite magazines.
Many Gen-Xers and elder millennials might not recall his work, but they will remember his name and his face.
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By the time Brandis turned 20 in 1996, SeaQuest's initial success had stalled and the TV show was cancelled halfway through season three.
As he grew from a teenage heartthrob into a young man, Brandis struggled to find substantial roles and after allegedly dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, he died by suicide in 2003.
He was just 27 years old.
Reflecting in 2021 after the release of her nostalgic documentary Kid90, fellow 90s teen star Soleil Moon Frye spoke to People magazine about their friendship.