Former Saturday Night Live writer Joe Bodolai has died from an apparent suicide, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 63.
Bodolai's body was found Monday afternoon in a Los Angeles hotel room with a bottle of Gatorade and a bottle of antifreeze, the coroner's office's chief Craig Harvey said. There was no indication of foul play.
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There was no suicide note in the room, but Bodolai posted a lengthy entry on his blog
Friday titled "If This Were Your Last Day on Earth, What Would You Do?" Under "Things I Regret," Bodolai listed his "inability to conquer my alcoholism," that he is "no longer able to withstand any more of life's pain" and "the pain I have caused and am now causing my sons and the love of my life, my ex-wife Bianca."Bodolai listed the most items under "Things I Am Proud Of," which includes his sons, his marriage to Bianca, his work with SNL
and as a producer on the Canadian sketch comedy show Kids in the Hall
."I don't need replies or comments or anything. I need to feel the good that I did and whatever good I have ever done for you is enough for me," he wrote. "May you all have the happy lives you deserve. Thank you all for being in my life."
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On his Facebook page
, Bodolai wrote Thursday: "I'm alone this year and am volunteering serving Christmas dinner to the homeless. Perhaps I will be one, but I love all of you and if I make it to next year let's make it a morally, spiritually, better and funnier year."Bodolai worked on SNL
from 1981-82 and also wrote the first draft of the Wayne's World
film with Mike Myers
. His other credits include After Hours
and It's Only Rock and Roll