'Veronica Mars' actor Brad Bufanda commits suicide at 34

Actor Brad Bufanda, known for playing PCH biker gang member Felix Toombs on UPN's Veronica Mars, died early Wednesday. He was 34.

Bufanda died of blunt-trauma injuries suffered after jumping from a building and his death has been ruled a suicide, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. Bufanda left a note behind, Winter said.

Bufanda, who was on 10 episodes of Veronica Mars from 2004 to 2006, also acted in other films and TV shows, making two appearances on Malcolm in the Middle. He filmed roles for two upcoming movies, Garlic & Gunpowderand Stan the Man, according to IMDb.

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas tweeted his condolences: "I'm heartbroken to hear of Brad Bufanda's passing. He did great work on Veronica Mars. My heart goes out to his family."

Bufanda's representative, Kirsten Solem, issued a statement to USA TODAY mourning his death and praising the man.

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

Solem's company, Management Montage, tweeted about the loss: "We are heartbroken over the passing of our client Brad Bufanda. He was a wonderful person and a talented actor. Prayers to his family."

 

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