The comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, The Blast confirmed.
Sources near the research tell us that he was found just before 13:00. We are told that the cause of death is investigated by suicide as suicide.
According to our sources, LAPD was sent to the scene and researchers spoke with his family. The Blast received audio from the emergency services, where officials described the scene as a ‘suspension’.
A representative for Brody Stevens tells The Blast: “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend of many in the comedy community, pushing creative boundaries and passion for his work and his love of baseball, and was loved by many. and will be very missed, we are now respectfully asking for privacy. “
Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years. You made late nights so much fun, pushing boundaries, being different, and never doing the same show twice. Joke writing, crowd work, drums, baseball. We love you forever Brody. #brodystevens pic.twitter.com/IYvo0wmWrt— The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore) February 22, 2019
After hearing his death, the comedian Patton Oswalt said: “If you are depressed or you feel suicidal, please feel free to contact EVERYONE, I will never see Brody Stevens again, I can not stand it.”
Sources near the Stevens circle tell us that he has been very devoted to his mother in Palm Springs over the past few months. We are told that he had recently also trusted friends that he had withdrawn himself from his medication because he felt that they had “blunted” his creativity as a comedian.
Stevens was well known as a stand-up comic from Los Angeles and for his eccentric comedy and constant shout-outs to the “818” in the San Fernando Valley. He performed regularly in clubs around Los Angeles, including The Comedy Store.
He also had some pieces in films, including a scene as a policeman in ‘The Hangover’.
Stevens had been very open about his problems with depression in the past and recently expressed his disappointment at negative reactions to a comedy special he had recorded.