Comedian Brody Stevens, known for his roles in The Hangover films, died on Friday aged 48, his representatives confirmed.
In a statement to The Washington Post, representatives for Stevens described him as “an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community.” According to other reports, Stevens committed suicide by hanging after a long battle with depression and mental health issues.
“He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious,” his representatives said in a statement. “He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
As well as roles in The Hangover and Due Date, Stevens was also known to perform as a stand-up comic at comedy clubs across Los Angeles.
Following the announcement of his death, high-profile actors and comedians including Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani, Nick Kroll, and Bob Saget took to social media to mourn his passing.
According to his wikipedia page, Stevens first tried stand-up in Los Angeles, before moving to Seattle, where he began developing an act, in addition to co-creating and co-starring in a public-access television show with Teina Manu called Brody and Teina that garnered a cult following. His career continued for a three-year stint in New York City, before he found a home on the Los Angeles comedy scene.
Stevens appeared on the television shows Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Friday, Premium Blend, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Test with Jillian Barberie, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Attack of the Show!, Childrens Hospital, Tosh.0, TMZ on TV, Fox NFL Sunday, Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Burn with Jeff Ross, Kroll Show, The Ben Show and @midnight.
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