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Teddy Ray cause of death latest news – Autopsy results due after maintenance worker discovered star’s body

- Who was Teddy Ray?

BELOVED comedian Teddy Ray has passed away at the age of 32, reports say.

Officials have revealed that the comic died in an apparent drowning after a maintenance worker found his body in a pool.

Investigators are waiting for Ray's autopsy results to rule his official cause of death, TMZ reports.

Comedy Central's shared an emotional tweet confirming the news of Ray's death last week, which read: “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community,” 

Desus Nice, former co-host of Desus & Mero, tweeted: “[RIP] teddy ray, he was a real one,” 

Musician Jean Deaux said: “[I] been to damn near every one of his comedy shows in LA since he started em. one of the funniest ppl i [sic] know seriously. this is really heartbreaking man. RIP teddy damn bro.”

Read more on our Teddy Ray blog for the latest news and updates...

  • Carsen Holaday

    Plans to honor the comedian

    Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi told People that the MTV show plans to honor Teddy Ray's legacy in the new season.

    "Obviously, we were going to dedicate the season to Teddy," Snooki said.

    "It's going to be bittersweet and I'm actually really glad that we have those moments with him because his family and friends can see him.

    "I'm really excited for season two to air."

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    Season two of Messyness airs

    The season two premiere of Messyness airs tonight on MTV.

    The show continues without beloved comedian Teddy Ray - who died just last month in an apparent drowning at the age of 32.

    Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi told People that the show's release will be "bittersweet."

    "It's going to be bittersweet this season because we lost Teddy," the Jersey Shore star said.

    "Teddy passed away. He was literally the heart of the show.

    "Such a good guy and I feel like his career was really taking off and he was so excited. It's a tragic, tragic, accident."

  • Carsen Holaday

    Teddy Ray reportedly drowned

    Officials have revealed that the beloved comedian was found floating in a swimming pool by a maintenance man, TMZ reports.

    The outlet reported that investigators are waiting for Teddy Ray’s autopsy results to rule his official cause of death.

    Foul play is not suspected.

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    Quinta Brunson shares kind message

    Quinta Brunson shares a photograph of her and Teddy Ray along with a kind message following his passing.

    “Rest well, Teddy. The kindest and funniest. We’re all going to miss you far too much.”

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    Laura Clery “loved filming” with Teddy

    Laura Clery, an actress, and comic influencer posted an emotional tribute to Teddy on his final Instagram post.

    “I can’t believe this. Teddy you were a true genius, ” she wrote.

    “I loved every minute of filming with you. I love you Teddy. I love you.:

    “I can’t believe you’re gone.”

    Clery has nearly 22million followers across platforms.

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    Jean Deaux mourns Teddy Ray

    Jean Deaux, a signer, and fan of Teddy’s mourned his loss on Twitter.

    “I just saw the news about Teddy Ray’s passing.”

    “Teddy has been such a great friend to me over 5 years now. “

    “i been to damn near every one of his comedy shows in LA since he started em. one of the funniest ppl i know seriously. this is really heartbreaking man. “

    “RIP teddy damn bro.”

  • Carsen Holaday

    Teddy found in swimming pool

    Though Teddy Ray‘s autopsy report has not been released yet, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that the comedian was found in a swimming pool.

    Police said that they responded to a call around 10am on Friday at a private residence in Rancho Mirage.

    A maintenance man reportedly found the man’s body floating in a swimming pool.

    It’s unclear who the swimming pool belongs to, as Teddy lived in Gardena – over two hours away from Rancho Mirage.

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    Teddy posted a memorial for his Dad

    Teddy wrote a touching tribute to his father who passed away on Twitter.

    “Shout out to all those that lost they pops,” he wrote with a picture of his dad in June of 2021.

    “I’m thinking and praying over y’all too. Long Live The Real Big Teddy”

    “Yo youngest baby just graduated high school last week and I’m bout to buy that house you wanted to get us by the end of the year. Keep watching over us.”

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    Appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival

    Teddy starred in the short comedy thriller film, Off Fairfax, which was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. 

    “Thank you to @rellbattle for putting this whole thing together and @tribeca for believing in the project and selecting it for this years film festival,” Teddy wrote.

    “If i win an award I’m definitely slapping the s*** outta somebody for tradition. #offfairfax.”

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    Trip to DC

    Last month, Teddy performed in DC.

     A looping clip of Teddy popping out from behind a door was posted to his Instagram during the trip.

    “How I’n [sic] poppin [sic] up on DC this weekend. Like always we finna have a good a** time,” read the caption on the July 6 post. 

    “Hit that link in my bio for tickets if you in the DMV area. Special guest added to the shows is @kamirawhiteis” 

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    Aida Rodriguez pays tribute

    On Teddy’s final Instagram post, Comic, Last Comic Standing contestant, and commentator on The Young Turks, Aida Rodriguez posted a tribute to Teddy.

    “I love you,” she wrote on the post.

    “Fly high baby boy, I love you” she added to her Instagram story.

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    Ray attended a charity event

    In 2018, Ray attended a “#paakhouseinthepark” fundraiser to raise money for struggling families, according to an Instagram post.

    “S/O to @anderson._paak & everybody that pulled up and donated yesterday to the #paakhouseinthepark charity event….. I think I found the star of a new movie imma pitch called “You Got Served 2: The Resurrection of Lil Saint,” he wrote at the time.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Who was Teddy Ray?

    Teddy Ray was a 32-year-old comedian and internet personality from Los Angeles who died on August 12, 2022.

    He was best known for his appearances on Russell Simmons’ digital comedy stream All Def Digital, being a cast member on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, and hosting a podcast called The Cali Kickback with Lewis Ray.

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    Fans on Jak Knight and Teddy Ray’s deaths

    Following the deaths of Teddy Ray and Jak Knight, fans are saying that it was too soon to lose them both.

    One Twitter user said: “Losing Jak Knight and then Teddy Ray in a span of a few weeks is unfair man. Shits just unfair. Fly high Teddy. He on camera in heaven crackin em up.”

  • Carsen Holaday

    How did Jak Night die?

    Knight passed away on July 14 in Los Angeles from a gunshot wound, according to a coroner’s report that People was able to get on July 18th.

    The 28-year-cause old’s cause of death was determined to be suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Who was Jak Knight?

    Jak Knight, a writer and comedian who was born on November 8, 1993, is most known for his productions for Netflix and Peacock programs.

    When he was just 20 years old, he landed his first writing position on the animated Lucas Bros Moving Co.

    Knight said in a 2018 interview with Respect that co-creators Keith and Kenneth Lucas “heard about me from somebody, I don’t know who, and they were like ‘Aye come hang out with us,” Knight said in a 2018 interview with Respect.

    One of Knight’s biggest inspirations was Dave Chappelle and the animated series Boondocks, calling them “one hundred per cent the reasons why I do what I do.”

  • Carsen Holaday

    Another comedian’s death

    Before Ray, another comic, 28-year-old Jak Knight, also died. In LA, the body of Knight was found on a hill.

    Following his stand-up performances and appearances on the Peacock program Bust Down, the comic rose to fame as a comedy writer.

  • Carsen Holaday

    Fans remember Teddy Ray

    After finding out about his death, fans have taken to Twitter to remember Teddy Ray.

    One fan posted a video of the comedian and wrote: “Damn, RIP to this dude Teddy Ray. This video will for sure live on forever.”

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    Issa Rae Horrae: Teddy Ray ‘Rest in Power’

    American actress Issa Rae Horrae Media’s Twitter account wrote a tribute for Teddy Ray: “Rest in Power to our longtime creative collaborator and friend, Teddy Ray. Grateful for the energy you always brought to our projects and sets!”

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    Fan recalls encounter

    A fan mourning Ray recalled meeting him in 2019 on Twitter.

    They said he was “so cool.”

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    Ray thought he would die from Covid

    Teddy Ray thought he would be “the first to go” when news outlets said COVID-19 was riskier for ” obese” people.

    “You know how Usher used to do his chain and just throw it around his body and dance,” he said.

    “That’s how I wish I could do my body fat, and just moonwalk away from it.”

    “Let it melt on the ground like how you covered your mouth.”

    “Even though you got a mask on, that’s very respectful.”

  • Carsen Holaday

    Hilarious McDonald’s skit

    In a clip posted to Twitter, Ray is seen making a joke of order chicken nuggets, with too much sauce.

    ”You only ordered a six-piece,” he said repeatedly, as he lists numerous sauces.

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    Ray said you always date people who look like you

    In a hilarious stand-up video for Comedy Central, Teddy noted how people always date others that look like them.

    People always want to hook you up with like the female version of you,” he said.

    “That’s not why signed up I’m on a date, you’re looking like I’m staring in the mirror.”

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    Ray detailed his food preferences

    In a comedy clip, Ray began by trying out some fire mac and cheese.

    He talked about his preferences for yams and sweet potatoes, comparing their body shapes, complete with lots of laughs.

    The clip was posted on Twitter below.

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    Tributes pour in, part two

    “rip teddy ray, he was a real one,” wrote Desus Nice, former co-host of Desus & Mero.

    Hoorae Media, a media production company formed by actress Issa Rae shared a tweet on Teddy’s passing as well.

    “Rest in Power to our longtime creative collaborator and friend, Teddy Ray. Grateful for the energy you always brought to our projects and sets!”