“Veronica Mars” Actor Brad Bufanda Has Died at Age 34
Actor Brad Bufanda, best known for his role on Veronica Mars, has died by suicide at the age of 34, Variety reports.
Lt. David Smith from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed that the actor died of traumatic injuries due to suicide after jumping off a Los Angeles building on Wednesday.
“We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being,” Bufanda’s manager Kirsten Solem said in a statement. “He was reviving his career, having just completed two movies, and we are shocked and saddened by his passing. The family would appreciate privacy at this difficult time.”
The coroner’s office also told Variety that a note was found at the scene of Bufanda’s death, but did not reveal its contents.
Bufanda played one of the PCH biker gang members, Felix Toombs, on the first two seasons of Veronica Mars. On Friday afternoon, the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the young actor. “I’m heartbroken to hear of Brad Bufanda’s passing,” he tweeted. “He did great work on Veronica Mars. My heart goes out to his family.”
Bufanda also appeared on a number of other TV shows including Days of Our Lives, Boston Public, and Malcolm in the Middle. He also starred alongside Hillary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in the 2004 movie A Cinderella Story.
Our thoughts are with Brad’s friends and family at this difficult time.
If you or someone you know is struggling, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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