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'Veronica Mars' Brad Bufanda Dies by Suicide at Age 34

"He was reviving his career having just completed two movies and we are shocked and saddened by his passing."

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    'Veronica Mars' Brad Bufanda Dies by Suicide at Age 34
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    Actor Brad Bufanda, 34, best known for his role on "Veronica Mars," died by suicide this week.

    Brad Bufanda, best known for his role on "Veronica Mars," died by suicide this week. He was 34. 

    A Los Angeles County coroner's office official told Variety that the actor died of traumatic injuries due to suicide after jumping off a building on Wednesday.

    TMZ quoted a law enforcement official as saying Bufanda left a suicide note, which was found on or near his body. His rep also confirmed the actor's death, without specifying the cause.

    "We are completely devastated for he was an extremely talented young actor and wonderful, caring human being," the rep told E! News on Friday, when the news broke. "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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    The actor was born Fred Joseph Bufanda III in California. His breakout role came in 2004, when he made his debut on the cult teen series "Veronica Mars" as popular PCH biker gang member and high schooler Felix Toombs.

    That year, he also played David, friend of Chad Michael Murray's character Austin Ames, in the cult teen film "A Cinderella Story," which also starred Hilary Duff.

    He also had minor roles on shows such as "Malcolm in the Middle," "CSI: Miami" and "Days of Our Lives." He also played Larry on the Cinemax series "Co-Ed Confidential" between 2008 and 2010. This past September, he began filming the independent film "Stan the Man."

    SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.