Comedian and actor Brody Stevens died Friday of an apparent suicide, CBS Los Angeles reports.
Stevens was found in his Los Angeles-area home around 1 p.m. Friday and apparently hanged himself.
He was 48 years old.
Stevens starred in a 2013 Comedy Central special entitled “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” He also appeared on shows such as “Chelsea Lately,” “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” and “Who Gets The Last Laugh?” according to NBC News. Stevens was a regular at comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 22, 2019
Stevens also starred in numerous films and television shows, including “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part II,” “American Dad!,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Tosh.0.” He also wrote an episode of “Laugh Factory.”
“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ rep said in a written 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.”‘
Stevens suffered from bipolar disorder and depression and was open and vocal about his mental health. He was hospitalized in 2011 during a bipolar episode, TMZ.com reports.
Just two days earlier, Stevens performed at the Festival of Friendship in Burbank and later that evening at the Comedy Store, according to TMZ.
He seemed excited to perform and wrote on Twitter on Thursday “I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.”
I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.
— Steven BRODY Stevens (@BrodyismeFriend) February 21, 2019
Numerous Hollywood stars took to Twitter to mourn Stevens’ death.
“RIP Brody Stevens. Nobody else was like him, on or off stage,” Kumail Nanjiani wrote.
Patton Oswalt sought to raise awareness about mental health: “I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this,” Oswalt said.
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
Bob Saget offered a similar sentiment, tweeting, “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.”
[Feature Photo: Brody Stevens via AP/South Beach Comedy Festival, Mitchell Zachs]