Men of the Strip Star Nate Estimada's Death Ruled a Suicide: Report

Celebrity News Jun. 21, 2014 AT 2:10PM
Nate Estimada Men of the Strip star Nate Estimada's death has reportedly been ruled a suicide, TMZ reports Credit: Isaac Brekken/WireImage

Nate Estimada's death has been ruled a suicide, TMZ reports. The Men of the Strip star died at the age of 24 earlier this week.

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"The cast and management of Men of the Strip thank you for your heartfelt condolences and expressions of love and support," a rep for the show said in a statement to TMZ. Circumstances surrounding his death have yet to be released.

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Estimada was a part of the dancer-stripper revue Men of the Strip in Las Vegas, which was created by 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons. Earlier this month, he and the rest of his co-workers appeared in a two-hour reality movie event on the E! network.

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On Friday, Timmons wrote a heartfelt message to his late friend via Instagram. "R.I.P. @midknightcowboy Nate you are incredible. The job of putting something together like @menofthestrip is a tough one. Juggling personalities, and making sure everyone is happy. You are one of the easiest people to work with that I've ever encountered," the former boy bander wrote.

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"You never complained, looked incredible like an Adonis, inspired, lead, and were a consummate professional. People like you drive me to keep pressing forward. #inspired Thanks for helping me realize a dream," Timmons continued. "Yeah, you're the Midnite Cowboy #fingerbang, but you're also my friend, whom I love as Nate Estimada. Enjoy the party up there. We'll all be there right with you one day, and rest assured, they're gonna be in for one hell of a performance."

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