'Veronica Mars' actor Brad Bufanda commits suicide at 34

Actor Brad Bufanda is dead at the age of 34 after an apparent suicide, TMZ reports.

The actor's rep confirmed that he took his own life on Wednesday of this week. Lt. David Smith of the Los Angeles County coroner's office revealed to Variety that the actor died of "traumatic injuries due to suicide after jumping off a building."

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TMZ added that a suicide note was allegedly found near his body at 1 a.m. on Wednesday with the names of his parents written along with a "thank you" to people in his life.

"We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being," his manager said in a statement. "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."

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Brad Bufanda during 'A Cinderella Story' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Brad Bufanda during 'A Cinderella Story' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Brad Bufanda during 'A Cinderella Story' World Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: Actor Brad Bufanda arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'A Cinderella Story' on July 10, 2004 at the Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Brad Bufanda during 'Sleepover' World Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Brad Bufanda during 'Sleepover' World Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Brad Bufanda during 'Sleepover' World Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Brad Bufanda during 'Sleepover' World Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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Bufanda's first acting gig was the 1993 karate film "Pocket Ninjas" at the age of 10. He later appeared in popular television series "Rosanne," "Even Stevens," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Days of Our Lives" and "CSI: Miami."

He was also in "The Cinderella Story," starring Hilary Duff.

Bufanda's most prominent role was on "Veronica Mars," starring Kristen Bell, which he was on first the first two seasons at Felix Toombs. He also appeared in the show's film.

Born in Upland, California as Fred Joseph Bufanda III, he was allegedly a practicing Scientologist who briefly pursued a professional basketball career before sustaining multiple injuries.

He had been starring in his own YouTube videos since 2010.

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Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park committed suicide in July, he was 41 years old.

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Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.

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John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72.

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Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

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Gregg Allman, best known for performing in The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at 69.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at 52 after he was found in a Detroit hotel room.

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Erin Moran, who is known for her role in TV sitcom "Happy Days," died at the age of 56 after a secret battle with cancer.

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Comedian Don Rickles died at the age of 90 from kidney failure.

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Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 from complications stemming from a battle with leukemia.

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Roger Moore, a former James Bond star, died after a short battle with cancer at 89.

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Jonathan Demme, the director known for his work on thriller "Silence of the Lambs," died at 73 from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.

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Roger Ailes, who was at FOX News for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died at 77 after suffering a fall at his home.

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Bill Paxton died unexpectedly at age 61 on February 25. 

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Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who is also Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father, died at 72.

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Neil Fingleton, "Britain's tallest man" and "Games of Thrones" star died at 36 from heart failure.

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"Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch died at 71. 

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Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.

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Actor Miguel Ferrer died from throat cancer at 61.

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Television personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for his MTV show "Rob & Big," died at the age of 45.

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Dina Merrill, the actress known for movies like "Butterfield 8" and "Operation Petticoat," died at 93.

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Former pop singer Tommy Page was found dead at 46 in New York City.

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"Doll Squad" star Francine York passed away at 80 after a battle with cancer.

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Joni Sledge, the "We Are Family" singer, was found dead in her Phoenix home. She was 60.

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Jazz legend Al Jarreau died at the age of 76.

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Actor Robert Michael Morris died at age 77. His death was confirmed by friend Lisa Kudrow.

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Barry Dennen, member of the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died in September at age 79.

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Famed soul singer Charles Bradley died in September at the age of 68.

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Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for his roles in "Twin Peaks," "Big Love," "Pretty in Pink" and "Repo Man" died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91.

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Frank Vincent, who had a key role on "The Sopranos" and appeared in a number of Martin Scorsese films, died at age 78.

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Nelsan Ellis, who starred in the HBO series True Blood, died on July 8 from alcohol withdrawal after years of struggling with substance abuse. He was 39 years old.

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Blake Heron, the child actor who starred in 1996's "Shiloh," died at age 35.

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Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died in August at the age of 84.

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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor peacefully passed away at his home in Kentucky in July after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.


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Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor known for his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, died in July. He was 89.

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Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, died in June at the age of 75.

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Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

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Prodigy, who made up one half of Mobb Deep, died in June. He was 42.

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Tom Petty, the famed and beloved rocker behind hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin,” died in October following a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

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