A 30-year-old man struggling with heroin addiction committed suicide in Prospect Park last night, after warning in a Facebook status update that it might occur. The onetime aspiring model and actor posted the following message the night before his body was found:
Paul Zolezzi is born in San Francisco, became a shooting star over everywhere, and ended his life in Brooklyn... And couldn't have asked for more.
His mother told the Daily News that Zolezzi had been on a downward spiral since the end of an engagement about a year ago. "I would say that people get so lonely, so delusional, that all they want to do is be remembered," Stephanie Zolezzi explained over the phone from California. "He probably wanted to be remembered in a big way, to do it dramatically — that's what drugs will do to people." His friends, unaware of his true intentions, left comments on his status update throughout the next day.