Brad Bufanda, best known for his role as Felix Toombs in the television series, Veronica Mars, has died at age the of 34. Reports are stating that the actor has committed suicide after jumping off a building in Los Angeles. His body was discovered at one in the morning on Wednesday.
"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 two movies, and we are shocked and saddened by his passing. The family would appreciate privacy at this difficult time," his manager released in a statement.
Born Fred Joseph Bufanda III, Bufanda began his career at the age of 10.
The actor appeared in numerous commercials for the sneaker company Sketchers. At the age of 12, Bufanda made guest appearances on several popular TV shows such as Roseanne, Malcolm in the Middle, Even Stevens, CSI: Miami, Boston Public, and Days of Our Lives.
Bufanda was cast as the role of Felix Toombs on Veronica Mars starring Kristen Bell from 2004-2006. His character was a member of the town's biker gang and best friend to the leader of the gang, Weevil (Eli Navarro). The show followed the tales of high-school and later college student, Veronica Mars, who posed as a private investigator following the murder of her best friend. The show premiered of UPN for the two seasons before being picked up by the CW. A film based on the show was released in 2014. Bufanda's character was murdered in the series and is shown during the "In Memory" slide-show presentation during the movie.
Bufunda also had a role in A Cinderella Story, Dark Tower, and the Cinemax show, Co-ed Confidential.
During the commentary for A Cinderella Story, many of his colleagues stated that Bufanda was 'unprofessional' and 'difficult' to work with.
Since 2010, the actor starred in his own YouTube videos.
A note was discovered on his body, which contained the names of his parents and thanked all of the people in his life.
Other child actors that took their own lives include Lee Thompson Young (The Famous Jett Jackson), Jonathan Brandis (Stephen King's IT), and Sawyer Sweeten (Everybody Loves Raymond).
Our thoughts and prayer are with his family and friends during this difficult time!