Teddy Ray’s death at the age of 32 this past week shocked the entertainment world. He may be young, but his cause of death was an apparent drowning.
TMZ reports that The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office said that the call was from Friday morning around 10 AM at a private residence in Rancho Mirage, where a maintenance worker reported finding a man floating in the swimming pool. Police arrived and discovered Teddy dead in the pool.
RCSO explained that there were no obvious signs of foul play. It’s unclear whose pool the comedian drowned in. The Coroner says he lived in Gardena, California, and a good 2 1/2 hours away from the desert. Investigators will wait for all results from Teddy’s autopsy before determining an official cause of death.
Ray was known for appearances on ‘Wild ‘n Out,’ ‘How to Be Broke’ and ‘Pause with Sam Jay’ on HBO and MTV’s ‘Messyness.’ He was considered to be an all-around funny guy and had great timing and delivery with his jokes and gags.
Comedy Central released a statement: “Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He’ll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community.” Rest in Peace.