Comedian Teddy Ray dies at 32

Up-and-coming comic Teddy Ray died Friday on the age of 32 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

TV community Comedy Central confirmed his death in a Twitter assertion: “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community.”

About 10 a.m. Friday, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded to a name a few demise at a non-public residence within the desert group of Rancho Mirage, Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandi Swan informed The Instances.

“The cause of death isn’t known,” Swan mentioned, noting the investigation is being dealt with by the Riverside County Coroner’s Workplace.

The comic’s authorized title was Theadore Brown, and he lived in Gardena. The coroner’s workplace individually confirmed his demise, however offered no different particulars about its investigation.

His final Instagram publish got here two weeks in the past to mark his birthday. He was pictured smiling, sitting within the driver’s seat of a gleaming sedan. “Pulling up on 32 like…..Lord I thank you for another lap around this hot … sun.

The creator of ABC’s hit “Abbott Elementary,” Quinta Brunson late Friday added a remark to his publish: “Heartbroken. Gonna miss you teddy.”

A proficient performer who burst on the comedy scene a few decade in the past, Ray was featured in YouTube movies and in stand-up acts across the nation, together with in L.A. and Washington, D.C. He first gained prominence via Russell Simmons’ platform, All Def Digital, and several other of his sketches went viral, inspiring well-liked memes.

Ray was additionally featured within the eighth season of MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out” and HBO Max’s “Pause With Sam Jay.”

Tributes started circulating on social media.

“Rest in Power to our longtime creative collaborator and friend, Teddy Ray,” Issa Rae’s media firm, HooraeMedia, wrote on Twitter. “Grateful for the energy you always brought to our projects and sets!”

The previous co-host of the present “Desus & Mero,” Desus Good, posted: “rip teddy ray, he was a real one.”