<p><b>Jay Bowdy</b>, an aspiring actor, has taken his life recently during a Facebook Live video. He was 34.</p> <p>The method in which the San Antonio, Texas, native committed suicide has not been revealed.</p>
<p>Bowdy <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7014999/">appeared</a> in a handful of films and television shows. He had his first child at 18 and got married when he was 25. He and his wife have four children together, in addition to his two from a previous relationship.</p> <p>He earned his Master's degree and was the first to earn a college degree on his father's side of his family.</p> <p>The up-and-coming actor's last Instagram post was a week ago and seemed optimistic in tone.</p> <p>Take a look, below:</p>
<p>We send our condolences to Jay Bowdy's friends and family during this time.</p> <p>If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).</p>
Bowdy made his final Instagram post a week ago
Naked Departure posted an open letter penned by one of his friends, Ruthlyn, who wished she could have helped him
"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," she wrote. "I feel like I have failed you as a friend and for that I am truly sorry."
Folks took to Twitter to explain what they saw in the tragic Facebook Live video
Watch the actor discuss the reason he pursued a career in entertainment, below