The 48-year-old comedian died in Los Angeles on Feb. 22
The Hangover actor Brody Stevens‘ cause of death has been confirmed as suicide.
The document stated that Stevens’ history of #mentaillness was a contributing factor. The star, who had been open about his struggles with #mentalhealth previously, suffered from #depression and #bipolardisorder, according to the certificate.
Stevens, who was born Steven James Brody, died at his Valley Village home last month just before 1 p.m., the certificate states.
Stevens appeared as Officer Foltz in the 2009 comedy #TheHangover. He was also in #TheHangoverPartII as Kingsley Guy, which was his last feature-length film.
The actor has also been on TV shows such as #JimmyKimmelLive!, #TheLateLateShowwithCraigKilborn, and as a regular panelist on #ChelseaLately. In 2015, he appeared in the short films #NearFall and #AloneTogether.
In the wake of his death, several comedians shared their condolences on social media, including Patton Oswald, who tweetedthis link opens in a new tab, “If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE.”
#TheComedyStore, a famous comedy club in Hollywood, paid tribute to the late star, tweetingthis link opens in a new tab, “Thank you Brody for sharing your Comedy and positive energy with us for so many years.”
“You made late nights so much fun, pushing boundaries, being different, and never doing the same show twice. Joke writing, crowd work, drums, baseball. We love you forever Brody. #brodystevens,” the tweet continued.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “home” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.