- Sovereign Talent Group’s Jeff Thomas agent said she was devastated upon hearing the news of her client’s death
- The influencer and model, 35, was found dead at the bottom of his Miami apartment complex on March 8
- Thomas’ agent said he was in ‘good spirits’ before his shock death while his cousin said ‘it wasn’t a suicide’
The distraught agent for model and influencer Jeff Thomas, 35, has revealed the last conversation they had just a day before he was found dead deep in his Miami apartment complex.
Her agent, from the Los Angeles-based Sovereign Talent Group, told DailyMail.com exclusively that she was shocked to learn of her client’s sudden and tragic passing.
The grief-stricken officer declined to be named, as Thomas’ family denied he had taken his own life. Police are currently investigating the tragic death as a possible suicide.
The couple had been texting about the next phase of their lives just 24 hours before they died on March 8 to their shock of 120,000 followers.
“He was in good spirits and was excited to talk to me about his move to Miami and the next chapter in his life. He had started a new business, but I didn’t know what it was yet,” said the agent, who asked not to be named.
She said he looked like her regular happy and positive self during their exchange.
“We were talking about a fun audition I had for him that involved some kind of petty fight. We laughed about it and he told me he was an actor at heart. I’m just dumbfounded. I don’t even know how to react,” she said.
A police report shared with DailyMail.com shows Miami police were called to suicide at a luxury apartment building on Brickell Avenue at 4:12 p.m. on March 8.
Thomas’ body was found on the sidewalk below and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. Numerous witnesses were reported outside the apartment building, and animal control was on hand to retrieve a dog left in the apartment.
The luxury skyscraper on Brickell Avenue in Miami where Thomas lived is 57 stories high and is located on the bay with stunning views of the Miami River and close to trendy downtown.
An official cause of death has yet to be determined until an autopsy is completed, although police are currently investigating the possibility that Thomas took his own life.
Thomas’ cousin, Meghan Rae, told DailyMail.com that her family member did not die by suicide.
“It was not a suicide. To report otherwise is a total disregard for his character and who he was,” she said.
“The information published is false and defamatory. No further comments will be made by our family. Please respect our privacy and his memory during this difficult time.
Thomas’ agent said she and Thomas had planned to speak on Friday but on Tuesday – after their text exchange – he called back but did not leave a message.
“I thought he accidentally called me because if he needed to talk to me he would have texted,” she said.
The couple worked together for four years and she said they communicated often and had mutual friends.
She remembers he had a boyfriend at one time, but believed he was currently single.
The agent described Thomas as “sweet, outgoing, charming and happy…not your typical hot guy”.
“He was laughing at how attractive he was and realizing how sexy he was and loved playing those roles, you know,” she said.
“He was the most beautiful boy I have ever seen in my life.”
The agent recalled how he even caught the eye of famous singer Britney Spears.
“He went to her residence when she was performing in Las Vegas for her 30th birthday and she even took him on stage because he’s so cute and she danced with him and for him,” said she declared.
She also spoke of her closeness to her family and devotion to her Frenchie and said he was thrilled to be a pet parent.
Trying to make sense of his tragic passing, she told DailyMail.com: ‘I can’t believe it…he loved life.’
Thomas, a popular figure on Instagram with over 120,000 followers, has even been seen mingling with celebrities such as Megan Fox.
The Miami-based model has been signed to London-based agency AMCK Models and has previously featured in a series of adverts and runway shows.
His muscular physique made him the perfect candidate for underwear modeling, while his Instagram account featured plenty of pictures and videos of the fitness enthusiast showing off his bod on the beach.
In his last social media video, posted just weeks before his death on February 28, Thomas is seen working out at a local gym, with the Miami coastline partially visible through a nearby window.
Captioning the footage, he wrote: “Set the tone with your warm up.”
His latest post, shared from a local spa, captured Thomas lying in a plunge pool with the caption: “One cold dip a day, keep the doctor away.”
Adding a series of hashtags, the model referred to “self-care” and “mental health.”
Thomas also had a passion for art and was the founder of One Popsicle, a contemporary art consultancy. He was also a budding firefighter.
A longtime friend of Thomas, who would not release her name out of respect for the family, said she was still processing the news of his tragic death and told DailyMail.com it had been “very difficult to understand “.
“He was pushing forward, crushing his goals, talented, driven, smart, ambitious and so successful.”
She added: “I was so incredibly proud of him.”
She said he loves to travel and is fit and fit, and his dog is his world. She also remembered him as someone who loved to hug, sing, dance and be goofy too.
“He was a very special person. A friend to everyone. He lit up every room,” she said. “It was very difficult.”