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BELOVED comedian Teddy Ray shared a final post on Instagram for his 32nd birthday just one week before his sudden death. 

Teddy’s death was confirmed on Friday with many of his fellow comedians and fans expressing their condolences. 

Teddy also shared a photo with fellow comedian Jak Knight, who passed away on July 14, 2022Credit: Instagram/ Teddy Ray

At this time, the cause of Teddy’s death has not been made public. 

Teddy made a post on Instagram to his nearly 200,000 followers in celebration of his 32nd birthday on July 30. 

“Pulling up on 32 like…..Lord I thank you for another lap around this hot a** sun,” read the caption along with a photo of a shirtless man sitting in the front seat of a car. 

Earlier in the month, Teddy shared a photo with fellow comedian Jak Knight, who shockingly passed away on July 14, 2022, at the age of 28. 

Knight’s cause of death was determined to be a suicide after his body was found near an embankment in Los Angeles, California

Knight was a writer on the Netflix show Big Mouth and voiced the role of Devon.

“This mighta been the most ... happy i [sic] ever been in life to watch you have yo [sic] own show ordering white people around all day with [an] endless Hennessy budget available,” Teddy wrote in a smiling photo.

“It took me forever to type this i [sic] ain’t think you’d leave me this tearful. Love you 4ver Jak Knight.”

Another post was a looping clip of Teddy popping out from behind a door.

“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” 

Like many of Teddy’s other recent posts, the comment section was filled with people expressing their condolences.

“I’m shattered by the news,” wrote comedian Nate Jackson. “I love you bro and will miss you.”

“Thanks for the laughs and good times sharing your comedy with us bro. Rest in paradise,” said a fan. 

Teddy also 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.”


Teddy 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.

Legends like Katt Williams and Russell Simmons collaborated with him, and his content was often viral.

He was offered his first TV special on BET within a year of beginning his career as a stand-up comedian.

“Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community,” wrote Comedy Central.

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!”

Teddy [left] also starred in the comedy short film, Off FairfaxCredit: Tribeca Productions
The cause of Teddy's death is unknownCredit: Instagram/ Teddy Ray