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

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

Stevens appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy The Hangover.
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Comedian Brody Stevens' Death Certificate Confirms Hanging, Mental Illness

  • TMZ
Comedian Brody Stevens' Death Certificate Confirms Hanging, Mental Illness
Stand-up comedian Brody Stevens' struggle with mental illness is listed as a factor in his suicide on his death certificate. TMZ obtained the document which confirms Brody died by hanging. Specifically, it says he used a belt to hang himself from a door. It also says his "history of depression and bipolar disorder" was a significant condition contributing to his death. As we reported ... the comedian and actor was found dead last month at his home in L.
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Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Remembered by Baseball Community After His Apparent Suicide at 48

Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Remembered by Baseball Community After His Apparent Suicide at 48
Comedian Brody Stevens left an impact on not just the comedy world, but the baseball world, too.

Stevens died of an apparent suicide at the age of 48 on Friday, according to The Blast, which obtained a 911 call to his home — and it wasn’t long before tributes began flooding in for the star.

The comedian and actor, who had parts in movies like The Hangover and The Hangover Part II, has long been an avid baseball fan, and according to the New York Times, he even played on a college scholarship at Arizona State University.

The Sun Devils remembered their
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‘The Hangover’ Actor Brody Stevens, Dead at 48 of Apparent Suicide

TMZ first reported that ‘The Hangover’ Actor Brody Stevens was found dead in his Los Angeles, CA home on Friday (Feb. 22) after an apparent suicide. Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that Brody Stevens was found hanging in his home shortly after 1Pm on Friday.

“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,” the departed comic’s rep told The Blast in a statement. “He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

Sources close to Stevens’ circle told The Blast that “in the last few months he was very devoted to his mother in Palm Springs.” The Blast was also told that “he had also confided in friends recently that he took himself off his medications
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Brody Stevens, Comedian and Hangover Actor, Dies from Apparent Suicide at 48

Brody Stevens, Comedian and Hangover Actor, Dies from Apparent Suicide at 48
Comedian Brody Stevens has passed away. He was 48-years old. Sources say that the cause of death is an apparent suicide by hanging. His work in comedy has been described as "fearless" countless times throughout his career and the strength of his hard work landed him roles in comedies such as The Hangover series and Due Date. However, Stevens was best-known for his work on the stage and his appearances on a number of comedy shows, sports programs, and podcasts over the years.

Representatives for Brody Stevens released a statement about his death and noted that Stevens "was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community." Stevens was constantly pushing boundaries with his comedy, and according to the statement, his "love of baseball was contagious." Stevens played baseball in high school and excelled as a right-handed pitcher. He later went on to earn a scholarship
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

  • Variety
Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48
Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48.

“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “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.”

According to TMZ, Stevens was found in his L.A. home in an apparent suicide.

A regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs like the Comedy Store, Stevens was known for sets with a positive spin. In 2013, he was featured in his own Comedy Central special called “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” and was frequently a warm-up act on comedy TV shows like “Why? With Hannibal Buress,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Who Gets The Last Laugh?,” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
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Brody Stevens Dies: Stand-Up Comedian And Film/TV Actor Was 48

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Brody Stevens Dies: Stand-Up Comedian And Film/TV Actor Was 48
Brody Stevens, a regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs and a character actor in numerous film and television productions, died today. No cause of death or location was provided by his representatives.

Born in Los Angeles as Steven James Brody, he briefly lived in Sacramento before returning to the Valley, where he developed into a standout baseball pitcher at Reseda High School. He won a scholarship to Arizona State and pitched for the Sun Devils, recording three saves in his college career.

Stevens began his stand-up career in Los Angeles, then moved to Seattle, where he started in a public access television show with Teina Manu called Brody and Teina. He then moved to New York before returning to Los Angeles and resuming his work on the comedy scene.

He appeared on a host of shows during his career, including Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and
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Brody Stevens, Stand-Up Comedian and Actor, Dies at 48

  • The Wrap
Brody Stevens, Stand-Up Comedian and Actor, Dies at 48
Brody Stevens, the stand-up comedian and actor, was found dead on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. He was 48.

The cause of death has not been made public at this time.

“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,” Stevens’ representatives said in a statement. “He was beloved by many and will be greatly missed. We respectfully ask for privacy at this time.”

Rising to popularity with his appearances on late night programs including “Late Night with Conan O’Brien, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Comedy Bang Bang!,” Stevens built a following with his “The Brody Stevens Experiment” podcast, which included interviews with his friends and commentary on his own life, and “Brode & Esther” that he co-hosted with Esther Povitsky and Brian Redban. He was also a frequent podcast guest,
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Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dies by Apparent Suicide at 48

Hangover Actor Brody Stevens Dies by Apparent Suicide at 48
Comedian and Hangover actor Brody Stevens has died. He was 48.

Stevens, who was born Steven James Brody, died in Los Angeles on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His cause of death was reported as an apparent suicide, according to The Blast, who obtained a 911 call to his home.

A rep for Stevens did not immediately respond to People’s request for comment.

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!
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dead of Apparent Suicide at Age 48

Comedian Brody Stevens Dead of Apparent Suicide at Age 48
Comedian Brody Stevens is dead at the age of 48. The Blast reports that the comedian was found dead in his Los Angeles, Calif. home on Friday afternoon. The outlet reports that the cause of death was a suicide by hanging.  In a statement to E! News, his reps state, "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." In the past, Brody has been candid about his struggles with depression and anxiety. On his Comedy Central show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, the...
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Comedian Brody Stevens Found Dead at 48, Apparent Suicide by Hanging

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Comedian Brody Stevens Found Dead at 48, Apparent Suicide by Hanging
Stand-up comedian Brody Stevens was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide at his home in Los Angeles. Law enforcement sources confirm to TMZ ... Brody was found hanging in his home Friday afternoon, shortly after 1 Pm.  Brody -- who co-created his own Comedy Central series, "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!" with his friend Zach Galifianakis -- had struggled with mental health issues in the past. He was hospitalized in 2011 after suffering a bipolar episode.  He was
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Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48
Brody Stevens, a well-known comic in the Los Angeles comedy community, died Friday, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.  He was 48.

According to Fox News, the cause of death was an apparent suicide. 

Stevens was known for his positive and high-energy sets, and warm-up acts for shows around the city, including Chelsea Lately and Chris Hardwick's @midnight. As an actor, he appeared in The Hangover and Due Date and on Nick Kroll's Kroll Show. He also toplined a Comedy Central series in 2013 called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! 

Fellow comedians on Friday tweeted their love for ...
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Will Ferrell Recruits Stars, Promises Best Night Of Your Life For Charity Event

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Will Ferrell Recruits Stars, Promises Best Night Of Your Life For Charity Event
Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili PeppersChad Smith have invited some friends to join a one-night charity event in L.A. next month – and Jerry Seinfeld, Samantha Bee, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien, Jim Jefferies, Michelle Wolf and a raft of others have signed on.

Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Produced by Funny or Die, the event will benefit Cancer for College, which awards scholarships to cancer survivors.

“I hope he does Ron Burgundy,” says Ferrell (in unconvincing disguise) in a promo for the event (watch it above).

Also on the comedy line-up: Zooey Deschanel, Kumail Nanjiani, Jerrod Carmichael and Brody Stevens, among others.

On the music side, Smith has recruited Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses, Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews Band, the Chili PeppersJosh Klinghoffer,
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T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers

T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers
The world will be introduced to the host it deserves on Jan. 17 when T.J. Miller takes the helm of the Critics' Choice Awards.

The comedian, who joked about awards being "for children" when he won best supporting actor in a comedy series last year, says this particular ceremony is the perfect fit for his "irreverent" brand of comedy.

"It is kinda f------ cool that they were like, 'Hey do want to host the thing? You were funny and weird in your speech, want to just do the whole f------ thing?' " he tells People.

"[The Critics' Choice Awards are] a little bit different, it's a
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T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers

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T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers
The world will be introduced to the host it deserves on Jan. 17 when T.J. Miller takes the helm of the Critics' Choice Awards. The comedian, who joked about awards being "for children" when he won best supporting actor in a comedy series last year, says this particular ceremony is the perfect fit for his "irreverent" brand of comedy. "It is kinda f------ cool that they were like, 'Hey do want to host the thing? You were funny and weird in your speech, want to just do the whole f------ thing?' " he tells People. "[The Critics' Choice Awards are] a little bit different, it's a
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T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers

  • PEOPLE.com
T.J. Miller's Critics' Choice Awards Hosting Prep: Sex, Oysters and Long, Hot Showers
The world will be introduced to the host it deserves on Jan. 17 when T.J. Miller takes the helm of the Critics' Choice Awards. The comedian, who joked about awards being "for children" when he won best supporting actor in a comedy series last year, says this particular ceremony is the perfect fit for his "irreverent" brand of comedy. "It is kinda f------ cool that they were like, 'Hey do want to host the thing? You were funny and weird in your speech, want to just do the whole f------ thing?' " he tells People. "[The Critics' Choice Awards are] a little bit different, it's a
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'Hangover's Brody Stevens -- Empty Orioles Game Sucked ... For The Working Man

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'Hangover' star Brody Stevens says the vendors and concession workers at Camden Yards are getting Screwed ... and tells TMZ Sports the "empty stadium" solution is a total disaster. As we previously reported ... the concession stand workers at Camden Yards are pissed -- because no fans, means no concessions ... which means no work. Which means no paycheck. Which brings us to Brody -- who's not just a hilarious comic, but one of the most die-hard baseball
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TV Review: The Mesmerizing Madness of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!

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TV Review: The Mesmerizing Madness of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!
Brody Stevens is a comedian who has made a career of being manic onstage — he's wide-eyed and almost panicky, moving the microphone away from his mouth so he can shout more dramatically. He scolds the audience; repeats certain catchphrases and mantras about his area code, his exercise regimen, or how many Twitter followers he has; and then yells and insists everyone laugh. They often do.So what happens when someone whose career is based on seeming a little crazy apparently goes actually crazy? That's the premise of Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!, a documentary-ish series airing in one-hour blocks on Comedy Central at midnight on Sundays (the premiere aired last night). Two years ago, Stevens abruptly stopped taking antidepressants and went into a tailspin. Call it a breakdown, a meltdown, a manic episode, a psychotic break — whatever it was, Brody began acting unhinged, tweeting semisensical thoughts 24 hours a day,
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Discovery Channel To Debut Funny Or Die Sports Docu-Series

Funny or Die is expanding its TV slate with a new untitled sports docu-series that features strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis and a rotating cast of pro athletes. Each of the eight hour-long episodes will feature Barwis working with a different athlete at his Barwis Methods Training Center in Detroit, Mi. The pilot, which Funny or Die has already shot, features the NFL’s Tyrann Mathieu (Aka “The Honey Badger”) who has had a breakout rookie year with the Arizona Cardinals. Production begins in January on the other seven episodes. Barwis has served over 10 years as head strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia University and the University of Michigan. He has owned Barwis Methods Training Center for two years. The series was created by brothers Mike and Chris Farah who also executive produce along with Rebecca Mayer. Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell are co-executive producers. The series is
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Dave Chappelle, Flight Of The Conchords, and more announce touring comedy festival

Just a few days after Tenacious D announced its single-location comedy jamboree, Dave Chappelle and the newly reunited Flight Of The Conchords have one-upped the news with the announcement of the 13-city Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. The Funny Or Die-sponsored tour kicks off Aug. 23 in Austin, Texas, and features a number of additional grade-a performers like Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Kristen Schaal, Chris D’Elia, and Jim Jeffries. In each of the city’s stops, Brody Stevens will host a second stage featuring just local performers. A press release also promises “street performers, vendors, psychics ...
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