Brody Stevens has reportedly died of an obvious suicide by hanging. He was 48. Billboard has reached out to Stevens' reps for affirmation.
According to The Blast, the comic was discovered simply earlier than 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22). He has been open about his wrestle with psychological well being points previously, and was hospitalized in 2011 after struggling a bipolar episode.
Stevens was a well-liked comic across the Los Angeles space, steadily performing units at Hollywood golf equipment together with the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory. He was greatest recognized for his jokes pertaining to the San Fernando Valley, or the "818" as he proudly referred to as it. He additionally performed a small function in 2009's The Hangover as a police officer calling the arrested major characters "loserville." He later created his personal Comedy Central collection, "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!" together with his buddy and Hangover co-star, Zach Galifianakis.
Following the information of his demise, various his well-known fellow comedians, together with Bob Saget and Whitney Cummings, took to social media to precise grief over the lack of their buddy. See their reactions under.
I really like you a lot Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My coronary heart is shattered. pic.twitter.com/sOl9PLpxsd
Just heard the Brody Stevens information. Man. I moved to LA in 2004 and he was a fixture. Such a pleasant man. His voice rings in my head Brody Brody Stevens. 818. What college did you go to? And then he performs the drums. I’ll always remember him. Love to his household and the comedy household.
For these questioning, sure, Brody Stevens was REALLY like that. I'd see him each morning at Coffee Bean and he'd yell from the road "Jesse! 818 espresso comic connection! Valley Beans? You bought it! YESSS!" ...and that was BEFORE he bought caffeine. RIP buddy.
Hoping this information about Brody Stevens isn’t true. One of the sweetest folks I’ve ever met and somebody who was at all times extremely variety to me after I was first coming into the LA comedy scene again within the day. What a tragic day.