Teddy Ray, a rising comedy talent with looks wild and out, How should it break? s Break with Sam Jay and the MTV comedy clip show disorder, died. I was 32 years old.
The comedian, actor and writer, whose legal name is Theodore Brown, was found dead in Rancho Mirage, California after Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies received a call and responded to a private residence in the desert community at around 10am. Friday, said Sgt. Brandi Swan said the hollywood reporter.
The Gardena, California resident’s cause of death is currently unknown and is being investigated by the Riverside County coroner’s office, according to Swann.
Multi-hyphen served as co-host funny leave disorder — which was renewed for a second season last December — and appeared alongside reality star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, actress Tori Spelling and figure skater Adam Rippon. But Ray has also starred in other scripts and reality shows, including a guest role on an HBO Max series. Break with Sam Jay and voices a character named Teddy in Comedy Central’s How should it break?animated series for which he wrote.
Last year, Rey appeared on an episode of Defiant Digital. An improv comedy show at the courthouse. abolish the court, where comedians face off on opposite sides of a mock trial to judge whether a celebrity should be fired. This was after he starred in various web series including in 2017. black student union.
As for his stand-up, the young talent appeared early. wild and outcomedy center A colossal group festival s The complete HBO comedy.. Across the country, Ray’s most recent appearances were in June and July at DC’s Comedy Loft and Los Angeles’ HaHa Comedy Club.
Ray gained internet fame with his viral “double cheek” meme, which stemmed from a 2017 parody of Caitlyn Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer produced by All Def Digital & Doctor Chorizo Comedy.
After the news of his death, friends and colleagues of Ray in Hollywood remembered the young artist on social media.
In a statement posted to Twitter, which also included a photo of Ray, Unreliable s Rap shit! you Creator Issa Rae’s producer Hoorae recalled the “lifelong creative collaborator and friend”.
“Thank you for the energy you always bring to our projects and sets!” chirp concludes.
Abbott Elementary Creator and star Quinta Brunson posted Ray’s latest Instagram post and wrote in the comments, “I’m heartbroken. I miss you Teddy.”
All Def, a multiplatform media company working at the intersections of hip-hop, comedy and social justice, shared its “deepest condolences and prayers to his family and immediate friends” on social media.
“The entire Def family is grieving and I still can’t believe our brother Teddy Ray has passed away. The company said in a statement. “We miss him every day, but we know he will laugh in heaven.”
In a tweet, Comedy Central also remembered the “beloved artist” and shared that he will be “deeply missed” by the comedy community.
Other big names in the comedy scene, including Deon Cole, Kat Williams, Desus Nice and Kid Mero, expressed their condolences on his death.
Williams called the rising talent “brilliant” and wrote, “Sorry. I love you” in the comments of a recent Instagram post, while Cole also responded, “Wow.”
Daniel Baker, known professionally as Desus Nice, On twitter “Look at Teddy Ray, he was real.” Kid Mero, whose real name is Joel Martinez, tweeted that Rey was “safe from sanity.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter