Acclaimed film producer Bradley Thomas faces personal tragedy amid professional triumph
At 59 years old, Thomas, the founder of Imperative Entertainment, has been responsible for popular films such as "The Square" and Ruben Östlund's "In the Triangle", Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" and Clint Eastwood's "Smuggler". His latest success is Martin Scorsese's "The Time of the Bloody Moon", which secured 10 Academy Award nominations. Thomas himself is up for one - Best Film. However, a great tragedy has recently struck his life.
The tragic decision made by the producer's wife
The "TMZ" magazine released the sad news a few days after the incident. On Monday, January 29th, Thomas's wife, Isabelle, committed suicide by jumping from a hotel balcony in Los Angeles. The fall resulted in several severe injuries leading to her death. She was 39 years old, and no suicide note was discovered at the scene.
Isabelle frequently accompanied Bradley Thomas to Hollywood events. According to "People" magazine, their last public outing was at the BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills on Saturday, January 13th.
The couple had two daughters together, Poppy and Grace. Isabelle was also the stepmother to two children from Thomas's first marriage, Lucy and Charlie. No formal statements about the event have yet been released by Thomas's representatives.
A woman of beauty, kindness, and energy
Mike Fleming Jr., a staff writer at "Deadline", reflected on Isabelle Thomas's passing. "I recently saw Izzy and Bradley at a Golden Globes party. I am deeply shocked by this. She was a beautiful, kind, and vibrant woman who always brightened up the room," he recollects.
"Born in Bath and a neurology graduate from Oxford, Izzy moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for storytelling and filmmaking. She produced a documentary on kindness, and recently, one about pickleball [a sport that combines elements from tennis, badminton, and table tennis]. She served on the Advisory Board of The Center for Scholars & Storytellers at the University of California," Fleming Jr. adds, highlighting some of her achievements.