An actor who had a TV career going back to “Roseanne” in 1995 and became best known for his role on the teen mystery series “Veronica Mars” was found dead early Wednesday after committing suicide.
Brad Bufanda, who also had a string of guest roles on shows including “Days of Our Lives,” ‘Malcolm in the Middle,” “CSI: Miami” and “Boston Public,” reportedly was killed when he jumped off his residential tower in the Park La Brea apartment community in Los Angeles. He was 34.
In addition to his TV work, Bufanda was known for his self-produced Internet videos.
TMZ cites a law enforcement source saying Bufanda’s body was found by a transient on the sidewalk at about 1 a.m. Wednesday.
“Bufanda left a suicide note that was found on or near his body which gave the names of his parents along with a ‘thank you’ to people in his life,” TMZ reports.
The TMZ report adds: “Bufanda’s manager, Kirsten Solem, tells us his suicide comes as a complete shock … Solem says the actor didn’t struggle with substance abuse and never showed any outward signs of an emotional struggle.”
Bufanda had a recurring role as Felix Toombs on “Veronica Mars.”
Here’s Bufanda’s demo reel, posted on YouTube …