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Bodolai, who, along with Mike Myers, co-wrote the first draft for the movie Wayne’s World, was 63.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed Bodolai died at 1:30 p.m. He was found by cleaning staff at a Hollywood hotel.

Capt. John Kades of the Los Angeles County Coroner said a bottle of Gatorade mixed with antifreeze was found in the room where the comedian had been staying.

“We are treating this as a suicide,” Kades told Postmedia News. “The body still needs to be examined by doctors to determine the cause of death.”

The investigation could take up to 10 weeks, he said.

In a Dec. 22 Facebook post, Bodolai wrote: “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 also had posted a final blog post entitled, “If this were your last day alive, what would you do?” Under “Things I regret,” he listed “my inability to conquer my alcoholism” and “The things I did because of it.”

He also included, “Leaving Canada” and “Moving to Los Angeles” and “Not fighting harder or making a better deal to stay with The Comedy Network I helped create.”

Bodolai was a writer for Saturday Night Live in 1981 and 1982. He produced the first two seasons of CBC’s The Kids in the Hall.

According to his Twitter account, Bodolai was born in Youngstown, Ohio, southeast of Cleveland.

In the 1970s, Bodolai came to Canada to avoid being drafted for service in the Vietnam War. He was a supervising producer at The Kids in the Hall in 1991.

During the 1990s, he was executive producer of CBC’s Comics series, working with comedians Brent Butt and Shaun Majumder.

He was a four-time Gemini Award nominee.

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28.01.2012 12:34 nini

Je pense aux bons moments passés ensemble à Toronto et cela me rapproche un peu de toi.
11.01.2012 15:38 Robert D. Skeels

A truly creative soul and a tireless advocate for peace. You will be missed.

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