Comedian Brody Stevens has reportedly died at age 48 in what appears to have been a suicide by hanging.
The Hangover actor, who was just 48, is being mourned by such famous pals as Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis.
Sadly, Stevens is the latest star to have apparently taken his life by hanging. Last year, TV chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade both shocked the world by killing themselves that shocking way. The LAPD reportedly confirmed on Friday, February 22, 2019, that funnyman Stevens was found hanging in his home around 1 p.m. and the death is being investigated as a suicide by hanging.
Stevens appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy The Hangover and also appeared in The Hangover Part II as Kingsley Guy.
Fans also remember him cracking jokes on such TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.
In addition, Stevens co-created the Comedy Central series Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! with fellow comedian and friend Galifianakis. Stevens had been open about his ongoing battle with depression and a website previously reportedly that he'd been hospitalized in 2011 after a bipolar episode.
Fellow comedian Silverman wrote on social media that Stevens had previously used medication but they "but felt like a heavy blanket."
She wrote via Instagram on Friday, “Beautiful @brodyismefriend left us today. He was the funniest. He felt things intensely. High highs and low lows. Meds worked but felt like a heavy blanket. Squelched. Life itself was a struggle for him. I wish he stayed. I wish he called someone- anyone. Brody you are so loved."
Nick Kroll wrote online, "He was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind. Every time he was onstage it was an adventure."
After hearing the sad news, Patton Oswalt begged fans on social media, “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.” Whitney Cummings also paid tribute on Twitter, writing, “Nobody made me laugh harder than Brody Stevens and turns out nobody can make me cry harder either. You are my family.”
Sources told The Blast that in the last few months, Stevens had confided in friends that he took himself off his medications because he felt they “dulled” his creativity as a comic.
Recently, the comedian had also been disappointed by negative reactions to a comedy special he had taped. Stevens' reps issued a statement that read, “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.”
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