TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Men of the Strip' Star

Dealing With Depression

Before Suicide Plunge

6/23/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0622-nate-estimada-getty-02
Nate Estimada
-- the "Men of the Strip" star who committed suicide Wednesday -- had been suffering from depression before he drove off a cliff ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources tell us it was clear something was wrong with Estimada during his final performance in Boston last Friday ... but Nate wasn't receptive to talking about it with his co-stars.

We're told Nate's close friend -- one of the other dancers -- told the rest of the cast Estimada had been getting treatment for depression ... and he was just having a rough time dealing with things. 

0622-nate-estimada-car-crash-sub-01
As we previously reported, Nate drove his car off a cliff ... and cops say he plunged 300-400 feet into a landfill area.  

According to an eyewitness ... he heard the Mustang engine rev up very loudly before it launched off the cliff.  We're told Nate was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

062214_nate_estimada_launch

187 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Teresa andrews    

So sad. I hate to think of somebody being in this much pain.

31 days ago
2.

sh    

Sending hugs to his loved ones.

31 days ago
3.

babycakes    

Depression is a tough illness, I wonder if it was being treated... Sending comfort to his fam and friends, so sad

31 days ago
4.

Rigby    

Don't post the photo..... it's just to harsh.

31 days ago
5.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

RIP skripper

31 days ago
6.

spock    

bet he changed his mind during that 400 ft drop. they mostly do

31 days ago
7.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

"......had getting treatment..." My IQ fell 100 points trying to comprehend what you are trying to say.

31 days ago
8.

Stiletto    

He probably came to realize that letting other men put their pee-pee's in his po-po was wrong.

31 days ago
9.

Not So Mad Hatter    

Please leave his family to grieve and let him rest in peace. He wasn't a household name or celebrity before this tragedy. Just a regular guy with unfortunate issues who happened to dance in a Las Vegas revue. Splattering his personal life all over a tabloid site after his death serves no purpose other than to cause more pain to his family.

31 days ago
10.

Bridget    

"star who committed suicide Wednesday -- had been suffering from depression before he drove off a cliff"

Were you worried we would think it was after?

Anyway, poor guy. Depression is horrible and very hard to climb out of. My heart goes out to him, his family and friends.

31 days ago
11.

VegasGirl702    

Please no negative comments. This is a dear friend of mine. Just think if this was your son, brother, father, friend, etc... you wouldn't appreciate negative comments.

31 days ago
12.

VegasGirl702    

Thank you so much. And yes, you are very right. Depression is a hard thing to deal with whether it affects you personally or a friend or family member.

31 days ago
13.

oneflypr    

MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.. DEPRESSION IS A VERY HARD ILLNESS TO OVERCOME. I PRAY THAT PPL THAT SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION TO GET HELP.. REACH OUT TO SOMEONE BEFORE DOING THE MOST SELFISH ACT OF SUICIDE. YOU THINK YOURE SOLVING YOUR OWN PROBLEM WHILE YOU ARE HURTING EVERYONE WHO LOVES AND CARES FOR YOU..MAY HE R.I.P .. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL

31 days ago
14.

Vincent Boyle    

TMZ:
Dealing with depression before suicide?!
YOU THINK!!!!!
Your grasp for the obvious is outstanding! ****!
To his family:
My condolences and prayers to and for you through this tragedy and with your never ending loss.

31 days ago
15.

NY_MissDemeanor    

That's very sad I hope they can find a cure for that horrible illness R.i.p

31 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web