Brad Bufanda, an actor likely best known for his role on Veronica, committed suicide on Monday, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed.
He was 34 years old.
According to multiple sources, the tragic incident took place early in the morning on November 1.
Bufanda's body was discovered around 12:40 a.m. after he "jumped from a building," this same spokesperson has told People Magazine, adding;
“[An] autopsy is done and it has been ruled an suicide.”
The cause of death, as one might sadly expect in this circumstance, was “sustained traumatic injuries.”
A pedestrian walking along South Fuller Avenue reportedly came upon Bufanda and called the police.
Paramedics were then dispatched to the scene, but it was too late; the actor was already dead.
Bufanda had a recurring role on the first two seasons of Veronica Mars, a beloved series on The CW that starred Kristen Bell and which was eventually turned into a movie.
He portrayed Felix Toombs on the dark comedy, a member of a biker gang.
Bufanda had also appeared on Malcolm in the Middle, CSI: Miami, and the 2004 movie A Cinderella Story.
His most recent listed credit on IMDB is for a role in the upcoming movie Stan the Man.
Said Bufanda’s manager Kirsten Solem in response to the awful news:
"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.”
According to TMZ, Bufanda did leave a suicide note near the scene of his death. It is unknown at this time just what the note said.
Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra both starred opposite Bufanda on Veronica Mars and both are now mourning this loss (below).
"I'm heartbroken to hear of Brad Bufanda's passing," wrote Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas on Twitter, adding:
"He did great work on Veronica Mars."
"My heart goes out to his family."
The actor moved to Los Angeles from Southern California to pursue a full-time film career after graduating high school in 2001.
He had actually thought about pursuing a career in professional basketball until an injury ended those dreams.
We send our condolences to the family members, friends and loved ones of Brad Bufanda.
May he rest in peace.