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Comedian and Hangover Actor Brody Stevens’ Cause of Death Confirmed as Suicide by Hanging

The 48-year-old comedian died in Los Angeles on Feb. 22
Comedian Brody Stevens' Cause of Death Confirmed as Suicide by Hanging | PEOPLE.com
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The 48-year-old comedian died in Los Angeles on Feb. 22

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March 13, 2019 08:25 PM

The Hangover actor Brody Stevens‘ cause of death has been confirmed as suicide.

The 48-year-old comedian — who was found dead in Los Angeles on Feb. 22 — hanged himself, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The document stated that Stevens’ history of mental illness was a contributing factor. The star, who had been open about his struggles with mental health previously, suffered from depression and bipolar disorder, according to the certificate.

Stevens, who was born Steven James Brody, died at his Valley Village home last month just before 1 p.m., the certificate states.

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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.

The actor has also been on TV shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately. In 2015, he appeared in the short films Near Fall and Alone Together.

In the wake of his death, several comedians shared their condolences on social media, including Patton Oswald, who 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,” he added.

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Sarah Silverman wrote that her fellow comedian had previously used medication but they “but felt like a heavy blanket.”

“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 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 also wrote, “#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.”

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The Comedy Store, a famous comedy club in Hollywood, paid tribute to the late star, tweeting, “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,” the tweet continued.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “home” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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