Stevie Ryan’s sudden and unexpected death has shocked her millions and millions of fans in the US and around the world. A comedian who earned fame through her Youtube videos and parodies was reportedly found dead two days ago in Los Angeles. She was all of 33 years at the time of her death.
Her comedy career began rather early. She and her family members were so much convinced of her acting and comedy prowess that she shifted to Los Angeles when she was only 19.
While the details about her are rather sketchy at best right now, a report while quoting Los Angeles Coroner’s Office, says that Stevie Ryan cause of death was suicide by hanging at her home. Her death and the manner of death has taken her fans by surprise. Reports suggest that the comedian had posted the news of her grandfather’s death merely a day before her death. “The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams,” she wrote on Twitter, “I love you my pa.”
She moved to LA when she was 19 dreaming to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Throughout 2006 and 2007, she continued to book various commercial projects while also filming, editing, and acting in videos which she posted online. She had to wait a couple of years before she was noticed by leading television channels. In the year 2010, exactly four years after landing in Los Angeles, Ryan was contacted by New Wave Entertainment after they saw an online parody Stevie made of one of their shows. Together they came up with Stevie TV, a sketch comedy format parodying top pop culture personalities and phenomena. The show was picked up by VH1.
A report in The Hollywood Reporter says that Ryan discovered Youtube rather early. It was the time when she was modeling and auditioning for parts in Los Angeles. “I had realized that people were putting these videos up themselves and it was so new then that I was like ‘What? This is so weird…And then I realized, wait, my boyfriend at the time had a little camera and I realized on my laptop that I had an editing thing and I thought, ‘Oh, I can do a little movie too”, she told The Hollywood Reporter.
In another interview with Culture Brats, she said, “I love to create and entertain. I became almost addicted to it. I realized that I liked to write. I realized I liked editing and setting up the camera shots and seeing different angles and the lighting. I figured out I looked better in this type of lighting. It was really just discovering all these things and that’s when I had the realization of “Wow! I don’t just want to be an actor.”