March 21, 2023

Comic Teddy Ray, identified for co-hosting Messyness and starring in Pause With Sam and Jay has died. He was 32 years previous.

The younger and rising expertise was discovered lifeless in Rancho Mirage, California after Riverside County sheriff’s deputies acquired a name to a non-public residence locally on Friday, August 12. In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, the performer’s demise was confirmed by Sgt. Brandi Swan.

No reason for demise has been unveiled right now as an investigation is at the moment being run by the Riverside County Coroner’s Workplace. Legally named Theadore Brown, Teddy Ray was a star on the rise as a comic, actor, and author.

The co-host of Ridiculousness spinoff Messyness, Ray appeared alongside Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Tori Spelling, and Adam Rippon on the present that was renewed for a second season final December. Amongst his scripted onscreen performances had been roles in exhibits like HBO Max‘s Pause With Sam and Jay together with voice work in Comedy Central‘s Easy methods to Be Broke which he additionally wrote for.

On the stand-up entrance, Ray appeared on a number of exhibits starting from Wild ‘n Out and Colossal Clusterfest to HBO‘s All Def Comedy. Amongst his most up-to-date stay performances had been appearances at D.C.’s Comedy Loft and L.A.’s HaHa Comedy Membership in June and July.

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Since information of the comic’s demise broke, a number of of his buddies and colleagues have paid tribute to him on-line. Abbott Elementary‘s Quinta Brunson commented on Ray’s final Instagram put up, writing, “Heartbroken. Gonna miss you teddy.

In the meantime, Issa Rae‘s manufacturing firm Hoorae acknowledged Ray’s loss in a press release on Twitter, writing, “Relaxation in Energy to our longtime inventive collaborator and good friend, Teddy Ray. Grateful for the power you at all times delivered to our tasks and units!”

All Def additionally paid tribute to Ray, sharing a video of the comic’s work with the caption, “All Def Household we’re heartbroken and nonetheless can’t imagine that our brother Teddy Ray has handed away. We are going to miss him on a regular basis however we all know he could have Heaven laughing. Our deepest condolences and prayers to his quick household and buddies. 🙏🏾🖤🕊 #RIP #TeddyRay.” See the video tribute to Ray, above.

Ray’s Messyness cohost Snooki remembered her colleague with a touching tweet, stating, “Relaxation In Peace Teddy. He was and can at all times be the center of our Messyness present. Sending my condolences & a lot like to his household. Messy besties without end 🙏🏽🤍.”

Their colleague Rippon additionally acknowledged Ray’s demise, posting, “Teddy was the very best. That is so unhappy. Each time we labored collectively he handled me like a brother. He was one of many funniest and nicest individuals I’ve ever met. I’m grateful for all of the enjoyable and laughs we’ve had collectively. Relaxation In Peace, Teddy. Love you my good friend.

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