American stand-up comedian and actor Brody Stevens was found dead at his San Fernando Valley home Friday afternoon from an apparent suicide, police say. He was 48 years old.
Authorities say the death is being investigated as a suicide by hanging. They say Stevens was found unresponsive at about 1 p.m. local time at his home in the 12300 block of Magnolia Boulevard in Valley Village.
Stevens has reportedly struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.
The 48-year-old comic had earned acting credits in movies such as “The Hangover,” and “Due Date,” as well as co-created the series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy it!”
Stevens’ representative said: “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.”
Tributes began pouring in Friday from fellow comedians like Patton Oswalt, Tom Arnold and Whitney Cummings.
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
I’m sad about the suicide of my friend Brody Stevens. I could tell 50 hilarious Brody stories from just his time as audience warm up on Best Damn Sports Show Period. Audiences loved him. Or hated him. Brody cared. He didn’t hide it. That was the funniest Brody Stevens. #RIPBrody
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) February 23, 2019
I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered. pic.twitter.com/sOl9PLpxsd
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) February 22, 2019