Actor and comedian Teddy Ray dies in Southern California

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Teddy Ray, a comedian and actor who appeared on the HBO Max series PAUSE with Sam Jay, has died, authorities confirmed Saturday. He was 32.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office and the county coroner's office confirmed the death of the comedian, whose legal name was Theadore Brown, was reported Friday morning in the desert community of Rancho Mirage, the Los Angeles Times reported. Sheriff's Sgt. Brandi Swan, who said the deputies responded to a call about the death at a private home, said the cause of death was unknown.
Entertainment companies and some of Ray's fellow comedians reacted with sadness to the news of Ray's death.
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"Teddy Ray was a hilarious and popular performer," television network Comedy Central said in a Twitter statement. "He will be greatly missed by the entire comedy community."
All Def Digital, a multi-platform media company that Ray had worked with, tweeted that it was "heartbroken" at the news of Ray's death. "We will miss him every day but we know he will make heaven smile," the tweet read.
Ray has appeared as a bailiff on PAUSE with Sam Jay, appeared on the digital series Cancel Court, and has been a stand-up comedian.
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This story has been corrected to show the death was reported on Friday morning, not Friday evening.
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