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Kenny DeForest Dead At 37

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Stand-up comic Kenny DeForest has died.

He was 37.

The Missouri-born DeForest was hit by a car while bicycling on December 8th and died six days later in a Brooklyn hospital.

His close friend, the comic Ryan Beck, announced that DeForest had died on the GoFundMe page that was set up immediately after the accident to help defer medical costs.

Beck wrote: “Kenny died on Wednesday December 13th at Kings County Hospital surrounded by his parents, family, and friends. Kenny’s final moments included some of his favorite songs, stories of his childhood, and memories of his extensive positivity and joy for life.”

DeForest appeared on MTV Decoded, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Comedy Central’s Tales From The Trip and HBO’s Crashing.

Meyers posted a tribute on social media: “Kenny DeForest was a universally beloved comedian who died tragically, and much too young. His relaxed, confident delivery always stood out. As you can see from his debut late night set on LNSM, he wasn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics, but never just to be edgy- always in service of an original angle and a great joke. It’s a shame we won’t get to see what he comes up with next.”

DeForest’s debut album B.A.D. Dreams came out in 2017, and he just concluded a four-date run at the Funny Bone in St. Charles, Missouri.