Comedian Brody Stevens, 48, Found Dead of Apparent Suicide
Brody Stevens, the famous comedian from "The Hangover" franchise, was recently found dead at his home.
On Friday, February 22, 2019, the 48-year-old was found hanging in his Los Angeles residency at around 1 p.m. and authorities are investigating the case as a suicide.
It has been reported that the comedian had been battling depression for several years, and his passing has caused several members of the comedy community to send their condolences to Stevens' family.
A WELL-KNOWN FACE IN L.A.
Stevens was regularly featured in clubs around Los Angeles, as well as comedy festivals in Montreal and Vancouver, and made countless acquaintances throughout his career.
Many of those who knew Stevens described him as kind, funny and hard-working. He was mostly seen as a good man and someone who was always willing to help those in need.
I’m stunned to hear that Brody Stevens has died. This guy was always so funny & friendly.— DC (@DaneCook) February 23, 2019
This is a huge loss for the comedy world.
If you are feeling depressed or really down please tell someone and get the help you need.
A SHOCK TO THOSE WHO KNEW HIM
Actor and comedian, famous for his role as Danny Tanner on the hit show "Full House," as well as Netflix's "Fuller House," took to his Twitter account to remember his friend and colleague.
"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.”
Bob Saget, Twitter, February 22, 2019
Whitney Cummings, the creator of CBS' sitcom "2 Broke Girls," also shared the pain she felt upon learning of Steven's tragic passing, claiming that no one could make her laugh, nor cry, like him and that he was family to her.
Reps for Stevens' family asked for privacy during this difficult time and stated that the late 48-year-old will be remembered for pushing creative boundaries and his passion for his work and baseball.
Nobody made me laugh harder than Brody Stevens and turns out nobody can make me cry harder either. You are my family.— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) February 22, 2019
THE WORLD LOST ANOTHER STAR
Sadly, Stevens wasn't the only star whose life was lost on Friday. Clarke Gable III, the grandson of Hollywood icon Clark Gable, was found unresponsive by his fiancée.
The actor and model was transported to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas, where he later died. His death was confirmed by his sister, Kayley Gable, but the cause of death is yet to be revealed.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.