Joe Bodolai, Former SNL Writer, Dies at 63

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Former Saturday Night Live staff writer Joe Bodolai has died in an apparent suicide. His body was discovered yesterday by a cleaning crew at an L.A. hotel.

Law enforcement sources say Bodolai, who wrote several Wayne's World sketches for SNL as well as the movie, had been staying there more than a week.

A mixture of anti-freeze and Gatorade may have done him in, TMZ reports.

Bodolai also had posted what appears to be a suicide note on December 23 on his blog, titled, "If This Was Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?"

He goes on to describe some of the things he remembers, and laments.

In the note, Bodolai writes about "Stuff I Would Like to Have Seen In My Life" such as the Browns winning the Super Bowl and the "truth" about JFK.

The 63-year-old also lists "Things I Regret" such as "My inability to conquer alcoholism" followed by "The things I did because of it." Very sad.

He also lists "Things I Am Proud Of" - family members, his time as an SNL staff writer and "writing the first draft of Wayne’s World with Mike Myers."

Bodolai concludes his apparent sign-off to the world with this: "May you all have the happy lives you deserve. Thank you all for being in my life."

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