The death of male model Jeff Thomas, who was allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with Peter Thiel, is being investigated by police as a suicide.
Miami police have been in contact with the The German-American venture capitalist will interview him as part of the investigation, two sources with knowledge of the investigation said. The Intercept.
Thomas, 35, was found dead outside an apartment complex in Miami on March 8.
The official cause of death has not been determined, but a police report shared with DailyMail.com shows that Miami police were called to the Miami luxury building at 456 Brickell Avenue. Thomas was pronounced dead at 4:12 p.m.
There is no suggestion of impropriety on Thiel’s part.
Jeff Thomas was a successful model, influencer, and popular figure on Instagram with more than 120,000 followers.
Billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel was reported to have been in a relationship with Thomas that began before the COVID pandemic.
Thiel has been married to his long-time partner Matt Danzeisen (pictured). The couple married in October 2017 in Vienna, Austria and share two children, the sources said.
Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, has been married to llong time partner Matt Danzeisen. The couple married in October 2017 in Vienna, Austria and share two children, the sources said.
The financier became involved with Thomas before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the news outlet.
Thomas, whose muscular physique and good looks have made him a popular figure on Instagram with more than 120,000 followers.
Many of his photos show him smiling with celebrities, including Megan Fox.
Three days before his body was discovered outside the Icon Brickell luxury resort, situated on the bay with stunning views of the Miami River and very close to Miami’s modern city center. he had gone to visit his beloved grandmother.
On the day that he may have jumped off the balcony, many eyewitnesses were outside the building. Animal control was on hand to retrieve a dog that was left in the apartment.
Thiel did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
In the latest video of Thomas on social media, posted just weeks before his death on February 28, he is seen working out in a gym, the Miami coastline partially visible through a nearby window.
Captioning the footage, he wrote: “Set the tone with your warm-up.”
His final post, shared from a local spa on the day of his death with the timestamp 11:43am, captured Thomas reclining in a pool with the caption: “A cold plunge a day, keeps the doctor away.”
Adding a series of hashtags, the model made reference to ‘self-care’ and ‘mental health’.
Since then, friends, colleagues and fans have paid tribute to the model on social media, with many praising him for his “positive energy”.
Thomas sitting in a plunge pool hours before his death from concussion, captioned: ‘A cold plunge a day, keeps the doctor away’, #cold fall #wellbeing #mentalhealth
Men’s Design Vice President Kris Haigh wrote: ‘I met you many years ago in New York. You never failed to bring an upbeat energy every time I saw you.
Another friend added: ‘My sweet Jeff. We were just making plans, you were just making jokes, we were just daydreaming about Europe together. It’s so hard to process, thinking there won’t be a next time.
‘There is such a void. I know deep down you know. You know that we love you very much and we always wanted the best for you, in the same way that you wanted it for everyone else.
“I’m going to miss you, your smile, your text messages, your dancing so, so, so much.”