Comedian and actor Teddy Ray, best known for his viral memes and appearances on Russell Simmons’ comedy platform, All Def Digital, has reportedly passed away. He recently turned 32 years old on July 30, and as of now, his cause of death has not been made public.
Teddy Ray was born and raised in West Los Angleles, California. He quickly rose in Internet popularity with viral videos that gave Black Twitter its classic go-to references like “You’re 36” and “Double-cheeked up on a Thursday.”
The self-proclaimed ‘Funny Fat Guy’ made his television debut on BET’s Comic View and has also appeared on season 8 of MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, Comedy Central, and HBO’s All Def Comedy.
Teddy Ray’s sudden death came as a shock to friends and fans across the globe. As the news spread, condolences and tributes to the beloved comedian began pouring in.
“Heartbroken. Gonna miss you, Teddy,” wrote fellow comedian and Abbott Elementary Quinta Brunson on Teddy Ray’s Instagram page.
“My brilliant n***a. So sorry. Love u,” wrote Katt Williams.
Fans and colleagues praised Teddy Ray for being naturally funny with a brilliant mind and golden heart. It was clear that he had a great future in comedy.