Comedian Brody Stevens died Friday afternoon in Los Angeles, The Blast has confirmed.
Sources close to the investigation tell us he was found just before 1 PM. We are the cause of death being investigated as a suicide by hanging.
We 're told LAPD is currently on scene and investigators are currently speaking with his family. The Blast obtained audio from the emergency dispatchers, where officials described the scene as a "hang."
After hearing of his passing, comedian Patton Oswalt said, "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. ”
Sources close to Stevens' circle tell us in the last few months he was very devoted to his mother in Palm Springs. We're told he had confided in friends recently that he took himself off his medications because he felt they were dulled as a comic.
Stevens was very well known as a stand-up comic from Los Angeles and for his oddball comedy and constant shout-outs to the "818" in the San Fernando Valley. He regularly performed at clubs around Los Angeles, including The Comedy Store.
as a police officer in "The Hangover."
Stevens had been open about his issues with depression, and recently expressed disappointment about negative reactions to a comedy special he had taped.