Comedian Brody Stevens was found dead Friday afternoon at his Los Angeles area home, where he reportedly took his own life, according to several celebrity news websites.

The 48-year-old entertainer, who memorably played a cop in the film “The Hangover,” was found dead about 1 p.m., according to The Blast, which first reported the death and said it was being investigated as a suicide by hanging. Stevens had reportedly struggled with depression and bipolar disorder.

Stevens performed two days ago in Burbank at the Festival of Friendship and did a set later that night at the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, according to

Tributes began appearing on Twitter, including one from fellow comedian Patton Oswalt that read: “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.”

Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted: “I love you so much Brody Stevens. Nobody has been nicer in comedy than you. My heart is shattered.”

On Thursday, Stevens, an avid baseball fan who as a student athlete had pitched for the Arizona State University Sun Devils, tweeted: “I’m ready to get back on the festival circuit.”

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