Out social media influencer and model Jeff Thomas died earlier this month. He was 35.
He is suspected to have died by suicide.
Thomas worked with AMCK Models and founded the art consulting agency One Popsicle. He had more than 120,000 Instagram followers.
His brother, Skylar Ray Thomas, posted news of Thomas’s death on Facebook.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of my brother, Jeff, on Wednesday, March 8th. As you have followed through the years, Jeff traveled the world and lived life to the fullest. What you may not know, is Jeff struggled with addiction and mental health challenges, which ultimately led to his tragic passing,” Skylar wrote.
He continued: “While Jeff's struggles were difficult, we want to remember him for the kind and caring person he was. He had a contagious sense of humor, a love for music, art and family, and a passion for helping others. He touched the lives of so many people, and his memory will live on in our hearts forever.”
If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned that someone you know may be, resources are available to help. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 is for people of all ages and identities. Trans Lifeline, designed for transgender or gender-nonconforming people, can be reached at (877) 565-8860. The lifeline also provides resources to help with other crises, such as domestic violence situations. The Trevor Project Lifeline, for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 24 and younger), can be reached at (866) 488-7386. Users can also access chat services at TheTrevorProject.org/Help or text START to 678678.