Tommy Playboy Found dead: How did the well-known model and activist die? Cause of death and obituary

Tommy Playboy aka Thomas Blackwell
Tommy Playboy aka Thomas Blackwell


Thomas Blackwell aka Tommy Playboy, a missing New York model, was found dead today. Let’s see what happened to the NYC model in detail. 

Thomas Blackwell Missing:

Thomas Blackwell aka Thomas Playboy from New York who went missing for more than 3 days was finally found dead today. He was described as having brown-colored eyes with 5’10 height. 

Having Chinese sign on the face and weighs 140 lbs. He was last seen in 59th St. (Colombus Circle) wearing the colorful boots with fur and fishnets, along with the furry outfit.

One of his followers, Bash Hartt, says,  “Tommy having you as a friend was a blessing I’m happy for all the good times we had …

Following the death of Tommy, MEFeater Magazine paid their tribute saying,

“We are so hurt to hear the creative icon, a true trailblazing queen, Tommy Playboy has passed away. She cleared the runway at our Galentines show and her energy will truly be missed. We send our deepest condolences and love to her family and friends”

How did Tommy Playboy die?

Thomas Blackwell, a model from New York passed away suddenly. One of his friend, indigo_agape wrote, “Oh no… this is so sad. Such a beautiful soul. He was unapologetically himself and carried himself with such confidence even though he questioned himself. I remember taking him under my wig when he first came to NY. I gave him a dancing gig working with me.”

“He was such a sweetheart. My lil brother I am going to miss you tremendously we were suppose to link up but God had other plans for you with all your modeling and dancing. I’m so happy I was able to tell you how proud I was of you. Gone too too soon. ❤️❤️my condolences to his family. This is heartbreaking”

However, Agape did not disclosed his cause and manner of death. His friends and colleagues shared their heartfelt tribute to him on social media.

Who was Thomas Blackwell?

Thomas started his career as a photographer in the New York City and later became a model. He was model for mefeater fashion show.

Tommy danced in Thalia’s music video, ‘La Luz’. He directed one of his friend’s music videos for Annalise Azadian’s “Life of the Party,” which he had a blast filming in New York.

Additionally, he worked in Chynna Roger’s short video, Drug Opera + film. He also worked with Telfar Clemens, Shayne Oliver, and Nicole Moudaber.

A friend of Thomas says that Tommy was one of the first individuals to believe in my potential as a photographer.

Tommy had not yet laid a solid foundation for their modeling profession in New York City at the time. Between us, there was an instant bond; Tommy had the gift of bringing out the best in others. 

Thomas Blackwell cause of death:

Thomas Blackwell who went missing was found dead. He has been depressed for 3 years, as per his friends’ post.

According to police, the man jumped from a northbound 2 train nearing the West 50th Street subway stop around 10:40 p.m.

The man was hit by the train and was declared dead at the site, according to the police. He was identified as Thomas Blackwell.

It was believed that Tommy died by suicide. However, the exact reason for his death was not known yet.

Tributes to Tommy Playboy:

Natalia Lewis posted,

@tommy.playboy my heart is crying & my heart is broken im literally shaking writing this .. you ARE A ICON ! baby you were on your way the last conversation we had man i cherish you !!!!! this was suppose to be our year . I LOVE YOU . I LOVE YOU . Ima miss the SHIT out of you yooooooo ! So much talent , so bold , so much potential , so much favor , you were literally chosen to be a supermodel . Such a beautiful person inside and out . It was us everytime we seen each other just pushing each other . Bruhhhhhhhh this one hurts !

MEFeaterCEO tweeted,

I just found out one of my models from the @mefeater fashion show died 3 days , I’m so sad. They were so full of life and such a star ! Please donate to the cash app $kweSB ! RIP Tommy Playboy

isabella tweeted,

tw death of a Black trans person – – – please send funds to the caretaker of Tommy Playboy. sending love to everyone who knew and loved her.

Rivera posted,

I am so sad to hear that beautiful soul, Tommy Playboy, has passed. I did not know them but from what I see they were truly a light and beautiful creative in this world. Please, check on your loved ones, please please please ACTUALLY check on them. PAY ATTENTION, FOLLOW UP! Rip

skkrrtt cobain posted,

rest in power tommy playboy


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