RANCHO MIRAGE, CA. (AP) — Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series “PAUSE with Sam Jay,” has died, authorities confirmed Saturday. He was 32 years old.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office and County Coroner’s Office confirmed that the death of the comedian, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was reported Friday morning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff’s Sgt. Brandi Swan, who said deputies responded to a call about the death at a private residence, said the cause of death was unknown.
Entertainment companies and some of Ray’s fellow comedians reacted with sadness to the news of Ray’s death.
“Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer,” television station Comedy Central said in a statement on Twitter. “He will be deeply missed by the entire comedy community.”
All Def Digital, a multi-platform media company that Ray had worked with, tweeted that they were “heartbroken” at news of Ray’s death. “He will be missed everyday but we know he will make heaven laugh,” the tweet read.
Ray appeared as an usher on “PAUSE with Sam Jay”, appeared on the digital series Cancel Court and was a stand-up comedian.