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 TMZ.com.
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.”