'I am so stunned': Jeff Thomas agent denies suicide claims, says he fell while taking selfie
MIAMI, FLORIDA: Everyone was in a state of shock after the tragic death of model Jeff Thomas. A recent report suggests that the model's agent has denied all claims that he died by suicide by revealing that he fell to his death while taking a selfie. Luli Batista was discussing the tragedy that was made public last Wednesday after the body of a 35-year-old man was found at the base of an apartment building in Miami.
Batista wasn't convinced that Thomas purposefully leaped, despite what the witnesses said. “I just can’t believe it’s true that he intentionally did this,” Batista of the Sovereign Talent Group told DailyMail. The model's agent speculated, thinking suicide was highly improbable considering that she'd spoken to the Floridian less than 24 hours before his death, "He may have fallen while he was taking a selfie," NY Post reported.
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He was such a beautiful and sweet boy
The agent said that he reportedly made jokes about an upcoming audition during their friendly text conversation. They even planned to speak on the phone to talk about Thomas' "move to Miami" and a new business endeavor that he was launching, which he apparently couldn't wait to share with her. “He seemed thrilled and was proud of himself,” lamented Batista. “He was happy, motivated, and excited for his next step just loving life.” She added, “I am so stunned. He was such a beautiful and sweet boy.”
Skylar Ray Thomas, Thomas' brother, said in a Facebook post from March 11 that his brother committed suicide after dealing with "addiction and mental health difficulties." Her theory stood in stark contrast to his statement. Rae added, “The information being published is false and defamatory. No further comments will be made by our family. Please respect our privacy and his memory during this difficult time.”
'This was not a suicide'
Thomas was a stalwart in the modeling business and was represented by the AMCK agency in London. The model has appeared in several runway shows, periodicals, and advertisements. Interestingly, Thomas’ cousin Meghan Rae told DailyMail, “This was not a suicide,” the mourning relative revealed. “To report otherwise is a complete disregard to his character and who he was.” Rae added, “The information being published is false and defamatory. No further comments will be made by our family. Please respect our privacy and his memory during this difficult time.” Despite the fact that the autopsy has been done, the cause of death has not yet been made public by the authorities.