Comedy world mourns Brody Stevens’ death at 48

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Comedian and actor Brody Stevens, 48, has died.

His management representatives confirmed the sudden death to USA TODAY Friday with a statement.

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

Comedy Central, the network that aired his reality series, “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” — which Stevens created and starred in with friend Zach Galifianakis — tweeted a tribute.

“You were a groundbreaking comedian who meant so much to all of us. We will miss you, Brody Stevens,” the network tweeted.

TMZ reported that the death was an apparent suicide. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed a male in his 40s had been found unresponsive in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles at 12:52 p.m. and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The death had been reported to the coroner’s office as a suicide, but “we have not made that determination” pending further examination, according to Sarah Ardalani, public information officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Stevens appeared in the movies “Jesus Is Magic,” “Due Date,” “The Hangover” (as a dismissive police officer) and “The Hangover Part II.”

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