November 29, 2023

The death of male model Jeff Thomas who was allegedly involved in a romantic relationship with Peter Thiel is being investigated by police as a suicide.

Miami police have been in contact with the German-American venture capitalist and will interview him as part of the probe, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told The Intercept. 

Thomas, 35, was found dead outside an apartment complex in Miami on March 8. 

An official cause of death has not been determined, but a police report shared with DailyMail.com shows that Miami police were called to the Miami luxury building at 456 Brickell Avenue. Thomas was pronounced dead at 4:12pm. 

There is no suggestion of any impropriety by Thiel. 

Jeff Thomas was a successful model and influencer and popular figure on Instagram with more than 120,000 followers

Billionaire and venture capitalist Peter Thiel was reported to have been in a relationship with Thomas that began before the COVID pandemic  

Thiel has been married to long-time partner Matt Danzeisen (pictured). The pair wed in October 2017 in Vienna, Austria and share two children together, sources said

Thielco-founder of PayPal and, Palantir Technologies, has been married to long-time partner Matt Danzeisen. The pair wed in October 2017 in Vienna, Austria and share two children together, sources said.

The financier became involved with Thomas before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the news outlet.

Thomas, whose muscular physique and handsome good looks made him a popular figure on Instagram with more than 120,000 followers. 

Many of his photos show him smiling with celebrities including, Megan Fox. 

Three days before his body was discovered outside the luxury complex Icon Brickell- situated on the bay with stunning views of the Miami River and is in close proximity to Miami’s trendy downtown area – he had gone to visit his beloved grandma. 

The day he may have jumped off the balcony, many eyewitnesses were outside the building. Animal control was present to retrieve a dog that was left in the apartment. 

Thiel did not respond to DailyMail.com request for comment.      

In Thomas’ last social media video, posted just weeks before his death on February 28, he is seen working out in a gym, the Miami coastline partially visible through a nearby window. 

Captioning the footage, he wrote: ‘Set the tone with your warm up.’ 

His final post, shared from a local spa the day of his shock death with the time stamp 11:43am, captured Thomas reclining in a plunge pool with the caption: ‘A cold plunge a day, keeps the doctor away.’ 

Adding a series of hashtags, the model referenced ‘self-care’ and ‘mental health.’ 

Friends, colleagues and followers have since paid tribute to the model across social media, with many praising him for his ‘positive energy.’ 

Thomas sitting in a plunge pool hours before his shock death- with the caption: ‘A cold plunge a day, keeps the doctor away,’ #coldplunge #wellness #mentalhealth

Vice president of Men’s Design, Kris Haigh, wrote: ‘I met you many years ago in NY. You never failed to bring an upbeat energy every time I saw you. 

Another friend added: ‘My sweet Jeff. We were just making plans, you were just making jokes, we were just daydreaming about Europe together. It’s so hard to process, to think that there won’t be a next time. 

‘There’s such a void. I know deep down you know that. You know we loved you so much and always wanted the best for you, the same way you wanted it for everyone else. 

‘I’m going to miss you, your smile, your texts, your dancing so so so much.’