Brody Stevens has died of an apparent suicide by hanging. He was 48. The news was first reported by The Blast and then confirmed by Billboard.
According to The Blast, the comedian was found just before 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 22). He has been open about his struggle with mental health issues in the past and was hospitalized in 2011 after suffering a bipolar episode.
“Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community," his reps said in a statement. "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.”