Brody Stevens, a stand-up comedian and actor best known to many for his role in The Hangover, was found dead on Friday of an apparent suicide.
He was 48 years old.
Reads a statement from Brody's rep, released shortly after this sad piece of news was made public:
“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.
"We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”
Stevens reportedly took his own life via hanging.
Over the years, Stevens had been very candid regarding his struggles with depression and anxiety.
On his Comedy Central show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, the writer and his friends often talked about his mental state and the challenges he overcame both prior to making it big and even as he grew more and more famous.
In one clip, Zach Galifianakis said the following:
"Brody was really in a dark place... I think he thought that was how his life was going to be and I think that got him depressed."
According to The Blast sources, Los Angeles Police Department officers were dispatched to the Brody's home around 1 p.m. on Friday.
This website has obtained audio from the emergency dispatchers, where officials described the scene as a “hanging."
That said, no official cause of death has been announced just yet.
Stevens appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy The Hangover. He was also in The Hangover Part II as Kingsley Guy, which was his last feature-length film role.
The star had also stopped by talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, while serving as regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.
In 2015, he appeared in the short films Near Fall and Alone Together.
Following Brody's reported suicide, those who knew him well took to social media in order to express their shock and sorrow.
The official account for The Comedy Store: 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.
Patton Oswalt: 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.
Bob Saget: Brody Stevens ~ Such a funny man. Such a good man. We need you and your comedy. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Loved Brody. Rest In Peace kind soul.
Whitney Cummings: I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered.
Nick Kroll: #RIPBrodyStevens he was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind. Every time he was onstage it was an adventure. Here’s some comics talking about what made him so special.
Kathy Griffin: Thank you for sharing this story. Brody Stevens doing what he did so well. RIP.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
May Brody Stevens rest in peace.