American stand-up comedian and actor Brody Stevens is found dead at the age of 48.
‘The Hangover’ star apparently hanged himself at his Los Angeles home on Friday. The Los Angeles Police Department found the comedian’s body just before 1pm on Friday, is now investigating his death as a suicide by hanging.
An official statement released by Brody’s management representatives to USA Today which confirmed the cause of death is suicide. The statement said “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community. He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
Stevens, first tried stand-up in Los Angeles, performed in a wide range of stand-up comedy clubs across LA and was famous for his late-night spots at the Comedy Store. Beloved comedian was also featured in his own Comedy Central special called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” in 2013.
Brody is known for his TV shows like “American Dad!,” “Gay Town,” “Adventure Time,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “That’s My Daughter,”. He also appeared in the films like “Road to Park City”, “I Am Comic”, “Jesus Is Magic”, “The Hangover”, “Due Date” and “The Hangover Part I”I. He was also a writer on an episode of “Laugh Factory.”
Soon after the news of his death broke, celebrities, fellow comedians and his fans took to twitter to mourn their beloved comedian.
If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE. I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this. #RIPBrodyStevens #818ForLife pic.twitter.com/n1jQhXdOIz
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was and always will be comedy legend. RIP.
"But I could have told you, Vincent/This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you" Don Mclean
— Doug Stanhope (@DougStanhope) February 22, 2019
Fucking fuck. Brody Stevens. Ugh. What a unique talent he was. Just so sad. So so sad. I feel terrible.
— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) February 22, 2019
RIP Brody Stevens. Nobody else was like him, on or off stage. Seeing him was always a joy. We’ll miss you Brody.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens is a lovely guy. We always talked baseball. #RIPBrodyStevens
— Greg Proops (@GregProops) February 22, 2019
— Scott Aukerman (@ScottAukerman) February 23, 2019
Brody Stevens was a force of fucking nature. This is so fucking stupid.
— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was so full of energy and passion. It was infectious. The last time I saw him perform, he walked out into the audience at the Satellite and did a 10 minute drum solo to a jaded crowd. He always persisted. He always pushed. 818.
— Steven Feinartz (@stevenfeinartz) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens was unbelievable. So funny, unique, special, inspiring.
— Jake Weisman (@weismanjake) February 22, 2019
I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered. pic.twitter.com/sOl9PLpxsd
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) February 22, 2019
It feels so pathetic to do this on twitter but i don't know where else to. This is so sad , a real loss of a strange and genuine talent and sweet man. fuck im knocked for a loop. Brody Stevens was one of a kind.
— Moshe Kasher (@moshekasher) February 22, 2019
Brody Stevens ~ Such a funny man. Such a good man. We need you and your comedy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Loved Brody. Rest In Peace kind soul. @BrodyismeFriend
— bob saget (@bobsaget) February 22, 2019
What the fuck
What is happening
RIP a sweet, sweet, hilarious, giving person, Brody Stevens.
— DAVE ROSS (@davetotheross) February 22, 2019
May his soul rest in peace.