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Model Jeff Thomas may have died after falling while taking selfie
Model Jeff Thomas may have died trying to take a selfie on a balcony, his agent claims in a new interview.
Lula Batista of Sovereign Talent Group The Daily Mail says She can’t believe he killed himself, and suggests his fall was a bizarre accident.
“I can’t believe he really did it on purpose,” she said. “He probably fell while taking a selfie.”
Even 24 hours before his unexpected death, they were texting about an upcoming hearing, Batista said.
“He couldn’t wait to tell me about his move to Miami. He seemed happy and proud of himself,” she said.
“He’s so happy, motivated and excited about his next step and just loving life. I’m in shock. He’s such a beautiful and lovely boy.”
Batista’s account contradicts that of the late model’s family, who believe he killed himself after battling drug addiction and mental health issues.
“As you have followed over the years, Jeff traveled the world and lived a full life. What you may not know is that Jeff battled drug addiction and mental health challenges that ultimately led to his tragic death.” – Jeff’s brother Skylar Ray Thomas Share it on Facebook.
The post described Jeff’s struggles as “difficult”, but paid tribute to his “sense of humor, love of music, art and family”.
Skylar urges people experiencing similar issues to seek help.
Jeff died on March 8, and local authorities are investigating whether he committed suicide. He is 35 years old. An autopsy was performed, but the results to determine the final cause of death have not yet been released.
While Jeff’s older brother appears to believe he committed suicide, Jeff’s cousin, Meghan Rae, has vehemently denied the claim.
“It wasn’t suicide. To do otherwise would be a complete disregard for his character and who he is,” she said.
“The information posted was false and defamatory. Our family will be making no further comment. Please respect our privacy and his memory during this difficult time.”
If you or someone you know has been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline on 988.