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Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Former ‘SNL’ writer Joe Bodolai dies of apparent suicide

Joe Bodolai, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer, has died of an apparent suicide, the L.A. Times reports. He was 63.

Coroner’s officials told the Times that Bodolai was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel Tuesday. A bottle of antifreeze and Ga­tor­ade were found in the room, the Times reported. Further details were not available.

Bodolai worked on “SNL” in 1981 and 1982, co-wrote the first draft of the “Wayne’s World” film and produced the first two seasons of the Canadian sketch comedy show “The Kids in the Hall.”

He posted a final, heart-wrenching note titled, “If this were your last day alive, what would you do?” on his blog.

Under the subtitle “Things I Regret,” Bodolai listed his “inability to conquer my alcoholism” and “the pain I have caused and am now causing my sons and the love of my life, my ex-wife Bianca.” He listed many items under “Things I Am Proud of,” including his family and his professional achievements.

“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.”

On his Facebook page, Bodolai said he was spending Christmas alone, serving dinner to the homeless.

TMZ was the first to report news of his death.

By  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/27/2011

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