The world of comedy is in shock at the sudden death of Chris Cotton.
Comedy Central announced the death of actor and comedian Chris Cotton on Twitter on December 12, 2019.
The news has shocked fans and Chris' fellow comedians and has left the stand-up comedy community in mourning.
Tragically, the comedian and his wife expecting their first child
Comedian Chris Cotton on Comedy Central/ Source: Go Fund Me
Tragically, the comedian and his wife expecting their first child, and Ericalynn is due to give birth in February 2020. Chris will never meet his baby girl. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Ericalynn and the baby and has so far raised over $40,000. The page states:
"We've set up this *official fundraiser* with the blessings of his loving wife, Erica. All monies will go directly to her and their growing family. If Chris ever made you laugh, enraged or shake your head please pay that forward with a donation."
Apart from his work on films such as "Diwal'oween", and on Comedy Central, Chris recently published his memoir, "What My Dad Did: My Theory on Joke Writing."
In July 2018, he hosted the red carpet coverage for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.
No cause of death has yet been announced, and The Loft at City Winery in Philadelphia has announced it will be holding a memorial service for Chris on January 6, 2020, at 8 p.m.