Comedian Brody Stevens, who previously appeared in Hollywood blockbuster The Hangover, has died of apparent suicide. He was just 48.
“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ representatives said in a statement. “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.”
According to reports in the States, Stevens was found in his L.A. home after an apparent suicide. Los Angeles police are investigating the cause of death as being ‘suicide by hanging’.
A prominent comedian and prolific on the stand-up circuit, Stevens turned his hand to acting and received credits in films such as The Hangover, The Hangover Part II, Due Date and more.
A regular at the Los Angeles Comedy Store, the venue took to social media to lead the tributes: “Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years. You made late nights so much fun, pushing boundaries, being different, and never doing the same show twice. It was a privilege to watch you,” the tribute read.
“We love you forever Brody.”
Stevens’ comedian colleagues have followed suit and paid tribute to his life: “Such a funny man. Such a good man,” Bob Saget tweeted. “We need you and your comedy.”
“RIP Brody Stevens. Nobody else was like him, on or off stage,” said Kumail Nanjiani. “Whenever I saw him, I’d end up talking like him for three days. It’s sadder and sadder,” he added.