In one of the most iconic movies of the 2000’s, Disney’s “Miracle” told the true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team’s victory over the seemingly invincible Soviet Union, Russian, hockey team on their way to winning the gold medal. Unfortunately, this past Thursday one of the stars of the movie, Michael Mantenuto, who played Jack O’Callahan passed away at the age of 35.
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about this oh too soon passing.
R.I.P. Miracle's Michael Mantenuto. "Why'd you wanna play college hockey?" pic.twitter.com/IlZY7Q7G1O
— Drunk Eichel (@imdrunkeichel) April 27, 2017
— Brock Weitl (@BrockWeitl) April 27, 2017
— Chirp Fest Hockey (@Chirp_X_Fest) April 27, 2017
— Holly O'Shea (@_hollyoshea) April 27, 2017
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 29, 2017
"O.C. is playing, baby!"
RIP to Michael Mantenuto, the actor who played Jack O'Callahan in Miracle On Ice. You'll be missed. pic.twitter.com/ilrBQJxjhw
— NHL Daily 365 (@NHLDaily365) April 28, 2017
— Molly Scarborough (@MolltheWall_34) April 28, 2017
Sad day to hear about the passing of Michael Mantenuto - actor who played OC in Miracle- prayers go out to his family #RIP
— Jim Craig (@JimCraigUSA) April 27, 2017
RIP Michael Mantenuto. Thanks for teaching every little kid about the real reason to play college hockey https://t.co/yhc993yMll
— Nolan Vesey (@NolanVesey13) April 27, 2017
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) April 27, 2017
Awful news about Michael Mantenuto - so vibrant as Jack O'Callahan in 'Miracle.' He really stood out in that film.
— Jason Smith (@howaboutafresca) April 27, 2017
— Booze (@big_naze20) April 27, 2017
— Michael Sullivan (@sullylax02) April 27, 2017
College Hockey Player, Jack O'Callahan or more formely know as Michael Mantenuto died at 35 on Monday. He believed in Miracles, do you? pic.twitter.com/v4dyRN1apY
— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) April 27, 2017
What a tragedy. Another life taken from us way too soon. We will always believe in miracles because of you, Jack O'Callahan. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Mantenuto family.