Thomas Rivas was born in Puerto Rico in 1981. He has two cousins, Lyle and Victor. At an unknown point in time, Rivas moved to Liberty City, and came out as gay. His nickname is "French Tom", which he uses as his username for his account on www.Love-Meet.net.
Events of GTA IV
By 2008, Rivas was in debt to Brucie Kibbutz. When Kibbutz tried to retrieve his money, Rivas went into hiding. In order to lure him out, Brucie and Roman Bellic set up a fictionalised Love-Meet Account for Niko Bellic which depicted him as a rich gay man who enjoys spending his wealth on his boyfriends. Tom agreed to meet Niko at The 69th Street Diner, where, after some awkward conversation, Niko killed him.
Tom's Love-Meet Profile remains on the site even after his death, although the button to "Date" him is no longer there.
Tom shares some similarities with Andrew Cunanan, a notorious gay serial killer responsible for high-profile murders including Gianni Versace. Like Tom, Cunanan would target and seduce rich gay men for financial motives.