However, the proof of this is an anonymous document posted by somebody who claims to be Near's real life friend. I could not establish the veracity of this document, and the person on Twitter posting it only offered his word on it. This was widely republished as proof of the alleged suicide. I could find no other sources.
The same person from Twitter (Hector Martin) also claims he has spoken to the police about it, and that they have confirmed this information. This seems untrustworthy to me, since police are typically reluctant to share such information with strangers.
What I would be interested to find out here is if there are any reliable, independent sources confirming the passing away of Near, and if the claims of Hector Martin can be verified?
Please remain respectful of the person in question while answering, and follow the advice on discussion of suicide.