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‘Veronica Mars’ actor Brad Bufanda dead by suicide at 34

'We are shocked and saddened by his passing,' his manager said.


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Published Nov 3, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 12:15 pm CDT

Brad Bufanda, who was best known for his role in Veronica Mars, died by suicide on Wednesday, multiple news outlets confirmed Friday. The actor was 34.

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Law enforcement said Bufanda died of traumatic injuries due to suicide after jumping off a building in Los Angeles, Variety reported. A note was found at the scene.

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Bufanda’s manager, Kristen Solem, confirmed his death in a statement to Variety.

“We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being,” Solem said. “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.”

Bufanda played Felix Toombs on the first two seasons of Veronica Mars. He appeared in other TV shows including Malcolm in the Middle, CSI: Miami, Roseanne, and Days of Our Lives. The actor also had a role alongside Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray in the 2004 film A Cinderella Story.

Bufanda also trained as a professional basketball player, Variety reported, but returned to acting following an injury. His most recent acting credit is for the 2018 film Stan the Man. 

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For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.).

H/T Variety

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2017, 2:48 pm CDT