Chris a US-based comedian cause of death is yet to be openly released, however, a statement from Comedy Central confirmed his passing on Wednesday. ‘We’re devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton – a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family and a joy to be around,’ a post on the network’s Twitter read.
‘He will be missed.’ Tributes have poured in for the beloved comedian, who appeared in and wrote for the network’s chat show Every Damn Day. He also hosted red carpet coverage for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis, which happened in July last year.
Chris was set to become a father in February, with wife Erica, who he married in May 2011, expecting the couple’s first baby in the new year. To help Erica and their unborn baby, an official GoFundMe page has been set up by friends, which has so far raised over $34,000 (£26,000). Fellow comedians have expressed their shock and sadness at the tragic passing.
Dave Attell wrote:
‘What a horrible night, I am still in amaze over the loss of Chris Cotton..he was young, fun and had so much left to do…..It is tragic. My heart goes out to his family. Read Here