American stand up comedian Brody Stevens has died at age 48

Brody Stevens 

Brody Stevens 

The comedy world is in shock and mourning over the death of beloved L.A based funnyman Brody Stevens. And now he's gone.

Brody Stevens, a regular at Los Angeles comedy clubs and a character actor in numerous film and television productions, died today. Reports indicated the 48-year-old comedian died in an apparent suicide.

Reps for Stevens issued a statement to Fox News on Friday evening, saying; "Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community".

'He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. "We respectfully ask for privacy at this time".

Brody Stevens performs during the Funny Or Die Oddball Comedy Festival at the Austin360 Amphitheater on September 21, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

The California-born lad only tweeted out on Thursday about how much he was looking forward to continuing his stand-up: "I'm ready to get back on the festival circuit". His film credits include "The Hangover", "The Hangover Part II", "Due Date", "Blind Ambition", "I'll Believe You", and "R2PC: Road to Park City".

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Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years. I'm not sure God will GET Brody but his local references will be epic. Ugh.

"Nobody made me laugh harder than Brody Stevens and turns out nobody can make me cry harder either".

Oswalt ended the tweet with the hashtags #RIPBrodyStevens and #818ForLife.

'He was so amusing and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind, ' Kroll wrote.

His TV credits include "Brody Stevens: Live From the Main Room", "American Dad!", "Adventure Time", "Comedy Bang!"

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

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