Sadly, it seems that 2011 isn’t over for famous deaths. Earlier this week, Joseph Bodolai, a writer and producer who contributed to TV series such as Kids in the Hall and Saturday Night Live, was found dead of an apparent suicide. Bodolai was found in his hotel room by the Los Angeles coroner on December 26th. His death has been ruled a suicide and he is said to have taken a mixture of anti-freeze and Gatorade which led to his tragic end. Joe helped write and produce for comedians such as Sarah Hyland and Mike Myers.
Close friends say it wasn’t surprise and he seems to have forecasted it as well. On December 24th he posted on his Twitter account a list of things he thought would happen in the upcoming year, things he would have liked to see in his lifetime and a list of regrets under the title “Goodbye”. The post included a picture and headline asking ‘If this were your last day alive what would you do?’ His apparent suicide note included regrets such as not being able to conquer his alcoholism, not being able to stand anymore of life’s pain as well as pain he caused his family, friends and strangers. Most recently, the writer/producer was credited in working on the show After Hours (2001) starring Kenny Robinson and Trey Anthony. Joe leaves behind two sons from a previous marriage. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.