Nate Estimada, Men of the Strip Star, Dead In Apparent Suicide Plunge
Nate Estimada of “Men of the Strip” died this week — and now law enforcement officials are calling it a suicide.
The 25-year-old starred in the dancer-stripper male revue founded by former 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons.
On Wednesday, Estimada died, but the circumstances were not disclosed.
TMZ reported on Saturday that the dancer had driven his Mustang off a cliff near the City of Industry in Los Angeles County, plunging into a landfill.
The outlet says that law enforcement officials have determined that Estimada accelerated the vehicle, and that his actions were intentional.
They are conducting toxicology tests to see whether the performer had substances in his system at the time of his death.
In the wake of the tragedy, Timmons has been paying tribute to Estimada on social media.
He initially wrote, “I am heartbroken at the passing of my brother Nate Estimada. Nate was a gift to all of us, and will be missed not only personally as a friend, but as a member of Men of the Strip.”
“My love, prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and loved ones,” continued Timmons. “He will be missed dearly, and we will keep him in our hearts forever.”
On Saturday he added, “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. You never complained, looked incredible like an Adonis, inspired, lead, and were a consummate professional,” said Timmons. “People like you drive me to keep pressing forward. #inspired Thanks for helping me realize a dream.”