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Beloved comedian Brody Stevens, 48, dies in apparent suicide at his Los Angeles home

The comedy world is in mourning after learning that stand-up star Brody Stevens apparently hanged himself at his Los Angeles home on Friday.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Brody’s death as a suicide by hanging. 

Investigators found Brody just before 1pm on Friday, The Blast reported. He was 48 years old.

 

Brody Stevens, 48, was found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Los Angeles on Friday. Pictured above during a show in 2012 in California

Brody made a brief but memorable appearance in The Hangover as Officer Foltz

The stand-up and comedy actor had several acting credits to his name, including the box office hit The Hangover 

The stand-up and comedy actor had several acting credits to his name, including the box office hit The Hangover 

‘Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,’ a spokesperson for Stevens told The Blast.

‘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 was a staple at comedy festivals and stand-up clubs in and around the Los Angeles area. 

He also appeared in films including The Hangover and Due Date as well as television shows like Comedy Central’s Kroll Show and Chelsea Lately.

On Thursday, Stevens tweeted: 'I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.'

On Thursday, Stevens tweeted: ‘I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.’

Brody was the co-creator of a documentary series based on his life, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!.

He created the show alongside his friend, Zach Galifianakis. It first aired on HBO GO in 2012 before Comedy Central picked it up the next year.

Enjoy It! offered a raw glimpse into Stevens’ struggles with bipolar disorder.

In 2011, Stevens was arrested and hospitalized after he tweeted that he stopped taking anti-anxiety medication and that he had put a gun to his mouth.

Stevens was known to frequently say ‘818 ‘til I die’ – a reference to the area code for San Fernando Valley, where he grew up.

On Thursday, Stevens tweeted: ‘I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.’

After news broke of his apparent suicide, Twitter users paid tribute to the late comedian. 

Stevens was a beloved comedian who appeared frequently at festivals and stand-up clubs in the Los Angeles area. His Comedy Central show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, offered viewers a raw glimpse into his struggle with bipolar disorder

Stevens was a beloved comedian who appeared frequently at festivals and stand-up clubs in the Los Angeles area. His Comedy Central show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, offered viewers a raw glimpse into his struggle with bipolar disorder

Patton Oswalt tweeted: 'I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this.'

Patton Oswalt tweeted: ‘I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this.’

Nick Kroll, the actor-comedian, tweeted: '#RIPBrodyStevens'

Nick Kroll, the actor-comedian, tweeted: ‘#RIPBrodyStevens’

Jesse Case tweeted a funny instance in which Stevens lectured his mother about his success in show business

Jesse Case tweeted a funny instance in which Stevens lectured his mother about his success in show business

Natasha Leggero said Stevens 'was the first comedian I ever saw live' and that 'he was yelling at the audience in all of his glory while they laughed and laughed.'

Natasha Leggero said Stevens ‘was the first comedian I ever saw live’ and that ‘he was yelling at the audience in all of his glory while they laughed and laughed.’

Scott Aukerman tweeted: 'Brody was always the funniest guy in the room.'

Scott Aukerman tweeted: ‘Brody was always the funniest guy in the room.’

'This is so sad, a real loss of a strange and genuine talent and sweet man,' Moshe Kasher tweeted

‘This is so sad, a real loss of a strange and genuine talent and sweet man,’ Moshe Kasher tweeted

Sarah Silverman tweeted: ‘The comedy clubs will have “Make God Laugh” on their marquees 2nite like they always do when one of us… I’m not sure God will GET Brody but his local references will be epic. Ugh. So sad.’

Sarah Silverman tweeted: ‘The comedy clubs will have “Make God Laugh” on their marquees 2nite like they always do when one of us… I’m not sure God will GET Brody but his local references will be epic. Ugh. So sad.’

Patton Oswalt tweeted: ‘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.’

Oswalt ended the tweet with the hashtags #RIPBrodyStevens and #818ForLife.

Nick Kroll, the actor-comedian, tweeted: ‘#RIPBrodyStevens.’

‘He was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind,’ Kroll wrote.

‘Every time he was onstage it was an adventure.’ 

Jesse Case tweeted a funny instance in which Stevens lectured his mother about his success in show business. 

Natasha Leggero said Stevens ‘was the first comedian I ever saw live’ and that ‘he was yelling at the audience in all of his glory while they laughed and laughed.’

Scott Aukerman tweeted: ‘Brody was always the funniest guy in the room.’

Moshe Kasher tweeted: ‘It feels so pathetic to do this on Twitter but I don’t know where else to.

‘This is so sad, a real loss of a strange and genuine talent and sweet man.

‘F*** I’m knocked for a loop.’ 

Sarah Silverman tweeted: ‘The comedy clubs will have “Make God Laugh” on their marquees 2nite like they always do when one of us… I’m not sure God will GET Brody but his local references will be epic. Ugh. So sad.’  

If you, or anyone you know, is having suicidal thoughts please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number on 1-800-273-8255.  

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