Comedian Teddy Ray died aged 32 from an apparent drowning – according to the Chron

Comedian Teddy Ray died aged 32 from an apparent drowning – according to the Chron

Comedian Teddy Ray died at the age of 32 from what appeared to be drowning, authorities say… when the comedian was discovered at home in Rancho Mirage, California

  • The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said a maintenance worker contacted authorities on Friday
  • The worker told officers that a man swam in a pool
  • Authorities said there were no obvious signs of third-party debt
  • It wasn’t immediately clear who owned the residence where Ray was discovered
  • Ray lived in Gardena, California, which is about 125 miles west of where he was found
  • Ray recently wrapped filming on the program Scroll Wheel of Time

Officials said comedian Teddy Ray’s death at age 32 was the result of an apparent drowning.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office told TMZ that around 10 a.m. Friday morning at a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., a maintenance worker contacted authorities to report that a man had been swimming in a pool.

Authorities determined that Ray, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was the person in the pool and that there were no obvious signs of foul play related to the death.

The Latest: Officials said comedian Teddy Ray's death at age 32 was the result of an apparent drowning when he was found in a pool at a home in Rancho Mirage, California

The Latest: Officials said comedian Teddy Ray’s death at age 32 was the result of an apparent drowning when he was found in a pool at a home in Rancho Mirage, California

It wasn’t immediately clear who owned the residence where Ray was discovered, as officials said Ray lived in Gardena, California, which is about 125 miles west of where he was discovered.

Sources told the outlet that investigators will continue to study the results of Ray’s autopsy before releasing his official cause of death.

The tragic news about the standup star was confirmed in a post shared on Comedy Central’s Twitter account.

Included in the post’s caption was an official statement, which read, “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and popular performer. He will be greatly missed by the entire comedy community.”

Details: The Riverside County Sheriff's Office said a maintenance worker contacted authorities around 10 a.m. Friday morning at a home in Rancho Mirage, California, to report that a man had been swimming in a pool

Details: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said a maintenance worker contacted authorities around 10 a.m. Friday morning at a home in Rancho Mirage, California, to report that a man had been swimming in a pool

According to Variety, Ray was born on July 30, 1990 in Los Angeles.

The late performer honed his craft at venues like the Improv and the Laugh Factory.

He later rose to prominence after appearing in various comedy shows shared on All Def Digital’s YouTube channel.

Letting everyone know: The tragic news about the standup character was confirmed with a post shared on Comedy Central's Twitter account last night

Letting everyone know: The tragic news about the standup character was confirmed with a post shared on Comedy Central’s Twitter account last night

As a reminder, several entertainment industry figures have since paid tribute to the eventual performer on social media

As a reminder, several entertainment industry figures have since paid tribute to the eventual performer on social media

He made his television debut on BET’s Comic View, after which he has appeared on shows such as Wild N’ Out and All Def Comedy.

Ray’s last appearance on a program was on the HBO series Pause With Sam Jay.

According to The Wrap, he finished filming Scroll Wheel of Time shortly before his death.

Several entertainment industry figures have since paid tribute to the eventual performer on social media.

Recalling: Issa Rae's production company, Hoorae Media, shared a message about the late comedian via their official Twitter account

Recalling: Issa Rae’s production company, Hoorae Media, shared a message about the late comedian via their official Twitter account

Showing her feelings: The actress herself shared a picture of the late comedian with her Instagram story

Showing her feelings: The actress herself shared a picture of the late comedian with her Instagram story

Issa Rae’s production company, Hoorae Media, shared a message about the late comedian via their official Twitter account.

It read: “Rest in force to our longtime creative collaborator and friend Teddy Ray. Grateful for the energy you always put into our projects and sets!’

A picture was also shown of Ray spending time with several cast and crew members from an unidentified project.

The actress herself shared a picture of the late comedian on her Instagram Stories.