Actor Brody Stevens known for his comedic genius and roles in 'The Hangover' movie franchise has died. The 48-year-old passed away on Friday in Los Angeles, according to reports from The Hollywood Reporter. The cause of death has as of yet been reported to be suicide, which was confirmed by The Blast who obtained a copy of the 911 call made from the late actor's home.
Born Steven James Brody, he had appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy 'The Hangover'. He was also a part of the film's sequel titled 'The Hangover Part II: Lost in Bankok' where he played the role of Kingsley Guy. The movie was his last feature-length film, but since then Stevens had also appeared on TV shows like 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', 'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn', and was also a regular panelist on the show 'Chelsea Lately'. Back in 2015, he was also a part of short films like 'Near Fall' and 'Alone Together'.
Ever since the news broke out, several celebrities, including popular faces in the world of comedy, have taken to social media to share their condolences. Patton Oswald 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. #RIPBrodyStevens #818ForLife." Sarah Silverman also pointed out that her fellow comedian had previously tried seeking help through mediation, but they seemingly failed to have the right effect.
"Beautiful @brodyismefriend left us today. He was the funniest. He felt things intensely. High highs and low lows. Meds worked but felt like a heavy blanket. Squelched. Life itself was a struggle for him. I wish he stayed. I wish he called someone - anyone. Brody you are so loved" she said on Instagram. Kumail Nanjiani also tweeted, "RIP Brody Stevens. Nobody else was like him, on or off the stage. Seeing him was always a joy. We’ll miss you Brody."
Big Mouth’s Nick Kroll shared, "#RIPBrodyStevens he was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind. Every time he was on stage it was an adventure. Here’s some comics talking about what made him so special." Even The Comedy Store, one of the most famous comedy clubs in Hollywood, paid tribute to the departed genius by tweeting: "Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years." They added: "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."