Hollywood mourns comedian Teddy Ray's tragic death
Rancho Mirage, California - Rising star and comedian Teddy Ray has tragically passed away.
On Friday, the stand-up comedian and Wild N' Out star's shocking passing was confirmed by Comedy Central's Twitter account.
"Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community," the tweet read. Ray was 32 years old.
According to The Los Angeles Times, police from Riverside Country Sheriff's Office received a report about a death at a private residence in Rancho Mirage, California on Friday morning.
Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Brandi Swan told the outlet Ray's "cause of death isn't known," and his case is being investigated by the local coroner's office.
The budding star, who was best known for his most recent role on HBO Max's Pause with Sam Jay, also rose to prominence with various appearances on several comedy series and films. In addition to stand-up routines, Ray also appeared on All Def comedy skits via YouTube.
Following the tragic news, the late star's costars and industry friends paid tribute to him on social media. Desus Nice from the late-night talk show Desus & Mero tweeted, "Rip teddy ray, he was a real one."
Nice's former cohost also chimed in: "BRO NOT TEDDY MY DOG WAS SO EFFORTLESS WIT IT HOMIE WAS FALL OUT *HILARIOUS* TALKIN' ABOUT THE MOST REGULAR SH*T SMFH."
Fellow stand-up comedians Katt Williams and Deon Cole also lamented over Ray's death in the comments of his last Instagram post, with Williams simply calling the late star "brilliant."
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