Diving down this nostalgia hole, you might remember Jonathan Brandis, who started acting at an age when most of us were learning to read, rising to fame as part of the sea Quest cast, and one of the most beloved #Neverending Story characters: Bastian in Neverending Story 2.His rise to fame was a fast but tragic one, with the actor unfortunately joining the 27 Club in 2003.It was, 'Wow, how lucky are we to not have hung out with that crowd or done those things? There aren't stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip." On dating: "I had better success meeting girls before Titanic.' My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose... Whether you discovered it upon release or watched it after unearthing a dusty VHS from a shelf in your old bedroom, The Neverending Story is a staple of vintage childhood movies.If you're lucky, you've also seen The Neverending Story 2, in which the hero Bastian Bux returns to Fantasia and continues on his adventures with the Childlike Empress.
Brandis joined the sea Quest cast as Lucas Wolenczak, a young prodigy role that soon allowed the actor to become the ultimate teenage heartthrob.He was most famous for being the frontman of the rock band Nirvana, but it was also widely known that he suffered from bouts of depression and even severe drug addiction.