Brad Bufanda, ‘Veronica Mars’ Star, Commits Suicide Jumping From A Building, Leaves Suicide Note
Brad Bufanda, known for playing PCH biker gang member Felix Toombs on UPN’s Veronica Mars, has committed suicide.
Bufanda, 34, was found by a homeless person shortly after midnight. He was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. He apparently died from blunt-trauma injuries which was suffered after jumping from a building. According to Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office his death has been ruled a suicide.
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas expressed his condolences, tweeting, “I’m heartbroken to hear Brad Bufanda’s passing. He did great work on Veronica Mars. My heart goes out to his family.”
Bufanda’s representative, Kristen Solem, tweeted about the loss, as well, “We are heartbroken over the passing of our client Brad Bufanda. He was a wonderful person and a talented actor. Prayers to his family.”
Solem issued a statement praising Bufanda as a person and actor and mourning his death. “We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being,” she said. “He was reviving his career having just completed 2 movies and we are shocked and saddened by his passing. The family would appreciate privacy at this difficult time.”
Bufanda left a note behind, Winter said. According to TMZ, the suicide note listed the names of Bufanda’s parents and thanked his friends. The note was either found on his body or on the pavement nearby.