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Terrible news for actor Jay Bowdys family and fans.

On Monday, the actor tragically committed suicide in a Facebook Live video. There’s no word yet on what actually pushed Bowdy to take his own life, but in a letter to her late friend, a woman named Ruthlyn announced the news: “I feel like I have failed you as a friend and for that I am truly sorry. In the time we spent together, there were some true heart to hearts.”

She wrote, “I’m not one to express much, but I feel the need to because my heart is so heavy.  My open letter to you. Though I haven’t known you long, we built a relationship that was strong. I’m sitting here looking through our last text messages and trying to figure out where I went wrong, what I missed, what I could have done differently to have been there for you in your time of need.”

Ruthlyn added, “I will try to remember the good times we spent together and I will always remember our laughs and your smile.  I pray that you are resting peacefully.  I’m sorry I wasn’t there. The last text you sent to me was, “Be great friend” and I promise you that I will… for you and for me.”

At the end of his Facebook Live video, Bowdy went on to explain that he had his first child when he was 18 years old and got married when he was 25 years old. He and his wife welcomed four children together and he also had two kids from a previous relationship.

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28 thoughts on “Actor Jay Bowdy Commits Suicide On Facebook Live

  1. TJ BARNES on said:

    No one walks in his shoes or knows what someone else is going through or what they can handle in life. Don’t pass judgement on someone you don’t know unless you are them. It is sad that the kids are going to be without a father but cant condemn the man for not being able to be there due to mental health issues. If he was an unfit father that’s different but the man is no longer living among us. Let his family move on in peace.

  2. Mark Lawrence on said:

    What kind of man kills himself and leaves small children and toddlers behind. You owe your children the responsibility to be there for them until there are at least 18 years old. You are a very selfish and self absorbed evil person to take your own life and do it live so that your own children could see it. (don’t know if they did). My parents have 10 children and they had no permanent jobs, dad was a builder mom a seamstress, and we did make it. My last sibling is now a RN. Whatever it was it could not have been so bad. I have seen very poor , destitute people struggle and eek out a living and eventually make a life from nothing. My prayers are now for your beautiful children, may their hearts and lives be covered by the grace of God.

  3. Lavoria on said:

    Praying for his family.. you’re so right it is those he leave behind suffers more, forever thinking what could I have done; why didn’t I see it. If a call was missed, then the guilt. Gotta fight, it’s not fair to those you say you love. Fight, fight and continue fighting

  4. @kaye1221. Whatever them too. U have to get that correction in. Go correct that dumbass Perez u voted for with his cra cra ass

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      • I don’t know any elks. An elk is a large deer. Since it seems to be one of your favorite words, I’m going to cut you a break and tell you that the word you’re so fond of throwing around is spelled ilk. Go ahead. Say it. Just pronounce it like you would pronounce milk, only without the “m”. Listen and learn Grasshopper. As far as me “coming on this web site with my smartass comments”, it’s your fault for making it so much fun. Thanks for that.

      • Why don’t you correct your fake prez when he misspell a word? Shit happens!! Now Talk about the words your fake ass prez is always throwing around like voter fraud. Take your comments and stick them up your ass. I’m ignoring you going forward. Bye Felicia

  5. I’m sorry to hear this, six more kids within our community no longer have a father and why? If you just keep living, things will change. It may not be all good today, but whatever it is, it too shall pass. I get very upset hearing these stories, because imo, it’s a selfish act, and the only ones left hurting is your family. Think about others before you act.

    • You do now. Which is why he decided to slay himself in the public eye instead of in private. Why did he have six kids before he decided his life wasn’t worth living? Somebody must have told about artists making more money after they’re dead than when they were alive. They also should have informed him of the fact that he was no artist. Prayers for his children.

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