Teddy Ray, a beloved actor and comedian, has reportedly passed away. He was 32.
The Los Angeles native’s cause of death has not yet been made public. Ray was known for his involvement in sketches on Russell Simmons’ digital comedy stream All Def Digital as well as being a cast member on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, and hosting a podcast called The Cali Kickback with Lewis Ray.
All Def released a statement via comment on TheShadeRoom’s post regarding Ray’s death. “Teddy Ray is a great one…his laugh alone would make us all smile and laugh with him,” the comment reads. “To know him was to love him. He will be greatly missed in the All Def family. Our deepest condolences and prayers to all friends and family.”
Ray recently celebrated his birthday on July 30, during which he made his final Instagram post.
Tributes to Teddy Ray have poured in via social media. Desus Nice, former co-host of Desus & Mero reacted, tweeting, “rip teddy ray, he was a real one.”
Musician Jean Deaux tweeted, “I just saw the news about Teddy Ray’s passing. Teddy has been such a great friend to me over 5 years now.”
Hoorae Media, Issa Rae’s media production company, also shared a tweet regarding Ray’s passing, reading, “Rest in Power to our longtime creative collaborator and friend, Teddy Ray. Grateful for the energy you always brought to our projects and sets!”