By Patricia Uyeh
Actor, Jay Bowdy shocked everybody when he committed suicide while streaming on Facebook live. It still remains unclear the reason for his action.
While some people have attributed his taking his life to depression, authorities said the suicide occurred days after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
The 34-year-old was born in San Antonio Texas and was the first person to earn a college degree on his father’s side. He also has a Masters degree. After his death, people kept sharing his Facebook live until they were asked to stop sharing it. Others reported the video to Facebook and the one on his page has since been taken down.
Bowdy had his first child at the age 18 . He got married to his wife when he was 25. He has 6 children, 2 children from a previous relationship, and 4 children with his wife.He is survived by his wife, his 3 sons and 3 daughters.
Judging from his last post on Instagram, he ha a quite tough year in 2016 but he still acknowledged that he was blessed nevertheless. It read:
”This has been a tough year however I’ve accomplished so much in my 1st year here in #Hollywood #LosAngeles. I filmed a International #Film #GoingVertical in #Russia, I co-starred in #MurderBook on #NationalTV, filmed a movie called #Flochness, booked commercials, photo shoots, red carpet premiere of the movie #Prepper, and more. I also built some fantastic relationships. Met and did @iamtwinkiebyrd workshop that helped me realize what’s important, what’s more important, and why the hell I thought some things were even worth importance. Then met my big brother @jaugustrichards who is just as real as it comes. I couldn’t ask for anybody better to help me through my path to manifest greatness as an Actor. Met one of the greatest businessmen in @scott_layne who took me under his wing instantly with @thehollywoodmen. Also made brothers from my time in Russia, signed with the phenomenal Sean, my manager, and awesome Tim, my commercial agent. Last but not least….I became #SAG! Again, it has been a very tough year however I am blessed! I look forward to the things that is next and thank everyone who has followed, liked, and honestly supported me through this journey. I’m all the way in for #2017 #Mind #Body #Soul”
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