Comedian and Internet sensation Teddy Ray has passed away at age 32
An up-and-coming comedian, Teddy Ray passed away just two weeks after turning 32.
His Instagram post with his final message read,“Heartbroken. Gonna miss you teddy.”
Emmy-winning comedian Katt Williams praised Ray as “brilliant,” and “Insecure” writer and TV executive Issa Rae posted a photo of a white heart emoji superimposed over a photo of a happy Ray to her Instagram Stories.
Hoorae, Rae’s media organisation, also remembered Ray for his time spent working with the company.
“Rest in Power to our longtime creative collaborator and friend, Teddy Ray. Grateful for the energy you always brought to our projects and sets!,” Tweeted organisation
Comedy Central announced Ray’s death on Twitter with a photo of the comic performing and the words, “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community.”
Ray developed a large online following and following through his stand-up performances across the country and his frequent appearances in YouTube sketches and skits for companies like All Def Digital, many of which became internet sensations and memes. In addition, he was a guest star on the HBO Max series “Pause with Sam Jay.”
His loss comes so soon after that of fellow comedian Jak Knight, who passed just a month ago. In July, Ray posted an Instagram tribute to the late comedic pal.