Comedian Brody Stevens, who appeared in The Hangover, died Friday in Los Angeles from an apparent suicide, EW has confirmed. He was 48.
“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” his agent Jenna Price said in a statement to EW. “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.”
In 2013, the stand-up comedian led his own Comedy Central show called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! As an actor, his most recent television appearances were on American Dad and The Guest List. On the big screen, he had roles in the first two Hangover movies as Officer Foltz and Kinglsey Guy, respectively.
Stevens also served as a warm-up act on Why? With Hannibal Buress, Chris D’Elia: Incorrigible, and Chelsea Lately.
Follow news of his death, fellow comedians including Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Whitney Cummings, Bob Saget, and Nick Kroll shared their condolences on social media.
“RIP Brody Stevens,” tweeted The Big Sick star/co-writer Nanjiani. “Nobody else was like him, on or off stage. Seeing him was always a joy. We’ll miss you Brody.”
Cummings also tweeted: “I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered.”
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