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article imageFormer TV comedy writer Joe Bodolai dead of apparent suicide

By Lynn Curwin     Dec 27, 2011 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Joe Bodolai, a Saturday Night Live writer and Kids in the Hall producer, is dead at the age of 63 in what is believed to be a suicide.
TMZ first reported that was Bodolai's body was found on December 26, by a cleaning crew at a Los Angeles hotel.
He had checked into the hotel on the 19th.
On Dec. 22 Bodolai posted a message on his Facebook wall stating: "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."
He had helped serve dinner to homeless people for Thanksgiving.
His last blog posting was on Dec. 23, and under the title of "If This Were Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?" he has lists of "Things I Think Will Happen Next Year", "Stuff I Would Like to Have Seen In My Life", "Things I Regret", and "Things I Am Proud Of".
He included his inability to conquer my alcoholism, leaving Canada, hurting family and friends, and "That I am no longer able to withstand any more of life’s pain" among his regrets. He called his ex-wife Bianca the love of his life.
On Dec. 24 he left a Twitter message simply saying, "Godbye."
The CBC reported that a spokesman for the coroner's office said Bodolai drank a mixture of Gatorade and antifreeze.
Bolodai was a writer for CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks, supervising producer for The Kids in the Hall, executive producer of the Comics series, and writer for Saturday Night Live and Wayne's World.
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