The model and influencer’s distraught agent Jeff Thomas has revealed the last conversation they had just a day before he was found dead in the back of his Miami apartment complex.
Her agent from Los Angeles-based Sovereign Talent Group told DailyMail.com exclusively that she was shocked to learn of her client’s sudden and tragic passing that occurred on March 8. The couple had been texting for just 24 hours before he died by apparent suicide. .
“He was in a good mood and excited to tell me about his move to Miami and the next chapter in his life. He had started a new business, although he didn’t know what it was yet,” he said.
During their text message exchange, she said that he sounded like his positive and happy self.
“We were talking about a fun audition I had for him that involved some kind of petty fight. We laughed about it and he told me that he is a comedian at heart. I am stunned. I don’t even know how to react.
Jeff Thomas was a successful model and social media influencer. His muscular physique and handsome looks earned him more than 120,000 followers.
His agent in Los Angeles said the last time he spoke to Thomas was Tuesday. She said “he was in a good mood and was excited to tell me about his move to Miami and the next chapter in his life.”
The couple worked together for four years and she said they communicated often and had mutual friends. She described Thomas as “sweet, outgoing, charming and happy…not your typical hot guy.”
On March 8, around 4:12 p.m., a police report shared with DailyMail.com shows that Miami police were called to commit suicide at a luxury apartment building on Brickell Avenue.
Thomas’s body was found on the pavement below and he was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. Many witnesses were reported outside the building, and animal control was on hand to retrieve a dog left in the apartment.
The luxurious high-rise building where Thomas lived located in the Brickell Avenue neighborhood of Miami. The 57-story oceanfront condominium is located on the bay with stunning views of the Miami River and is very close to the modern city center.
The official cause of death has yet to be determined until the autopsy is complete.
Thomas’s cousin, Meghan Rae, told DailyMail.com that her relative did not commit suicide.
This was not a suicide. To report otherwise is a complete disregard to her character and who she was,” she said.
‘The information that is published is false and defamatory. Our family will not comment further. Please respect our privacy and his memory during this difficult time.”
Luxury condominiums in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami are located on the bay with stunning views of the Miami River and very close to the modern city center.
Thomas’s agent, who did not provide his name, said she and Thomas had planned to speak on Friday, but on Tuesday, after their exchange of text messages, he called again later that day and left no message.
“I thought he called me accidentally because if he needed to talk to me, he would have texted me,” she said.
The couple worked together for four years and she said they communicated often and had mutual friends. She remembers that he had a boyfriend once, but she believed that he was currently single.
She described Thomas as “sweet, outgoing, charming and happy…not your typical hot guy.”
“He’d laugh at how attractive I was and get excited about how sexy I was and he enjoyed playing those roles, you know,” she said. “He was the most beautiful boy I have ever seen in my life.”
She recalled how she even caught the eye of the famous singer Britney Spears.
“He went to her residency when she was performing in Las Vegas for her 30th birthday and even brought him up on stage because he’s so cute and she danced with him and for him,” she said.
He also talked about how close he was to his family and how devoted he was to his Frenchie and said he was excited to become a pet parent.
Trying to make sense of his tragic passing, he told DailyMail.com: “I can’t believe it…I loved life.”
Thomas, a popular figure on Instagram with over 120,000 followers, and has even been seen mingling with celebrities like Megan Fox.
She said in September, when Thomas was still living in California, she was supposed to do a part on a reality show, a beautiful bartender-type show, but the company never sent out the contract.
The Miami-based model is signed to London-based modeling agency AMCK and had previously appeared in a number of commercials and runway shows.
His muscular physique marked him out as the perfect candidate for underwear modeling, while his Instagram account featured numerous images and videos of the fitness enthusiast showing off his body on the beach.
In his latest video on social media, posted just weeks before his death on February 28, Thomas is seen working out at a local gym, with 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, captured Thomas reclining in a plunge pool with the caption: “A cold dip a day, keeps the doctor away.”
Adding a series of hashtags, the model made reference to ‘self-care’ and ‘mental health’.
Thomas and his cousin appear together
An old friend of Thomas’s said that “he was moving forward, exceeding his goals, talented, driven, ambitious and very successful.” She added: “She was so incredibly proud of him.”
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Thomas was also passionate about art and was the founder of One Popsicle, an art consulting agency.
Thomas also had a passion for art and was the founder of One Popsicle, a contemporary art consulting agency. He was also an aspiring firefighter.
A long-time friend of Thomas, who did not want to be named out of respect for the family, said she was still processing the news of his tragic death, telling DailyMail.com it has been “very difficult to understand”.
“He was moving forward, crushing his goals, talented, driven, smart, ambitious and very successful.”
She added: “I was so incredibly proud of him.”
She said that she loved to travel and that she liked health and exercise, saying that her dog was her world. She also remembered him as a person who loved to hug, sing, dance and also play the fool.
‘He was a very special person. A friend to all. He would light up all the rooms,” he said. He has been very tough.