Comedian Trevor Moore, who co-founded the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U’Know, died Friday, his manager said. He was 41.
Moore’s death was confirmed by his manager, Kara Welker, who shared a statement on behalf of Moore’s wife, Aimee Carlson, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Welker said Moore died as the result of an accident but did not elaborate.
“We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the father of our son,” Carlson said in a statement. “He was known as a writer and comedian to millions, and yet to us he was simply the center of our whole world.
“We don’t know how we’ll go on without him, but we’re thankful for the memories we do have that will stay with us forever. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”
After moving to New York City in 1999, Moore interned with Lorne Michaels at “Saturday Night Live” according to The Hollywood Reporter. He co-founded “The Whitest Kids U’Know” with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter, the website reported.
“Early this morning, we learned that we lost our brother, our collaborator and the driving force behind WKUK,” Cregger and Brown wrote in a statement. “He was our best friend, and we speak for all of us in saying that the loss of Trevor is unimaginable. We are heartbroken and our grief pales in comparison to the loss felt by his wife and son.
“On behalf of WKUK, we ask for privacy during our time of profound grief, and strength for his family who are dealing with the impossible thought of living life without him,” the statement continued. “Our hope is that friends, fellow artists, and fans that loved him will not focus on his death, but will remember the countless moments of laughter he gave them.”
The group’s self-titled series, “The Whitest Kids U’Know,” which Moore also starred in, aired from 2007 to 2011 on IFC. Moore’s other credits included “Uncle Morty’s Dub Shack” to the Disney Channe comedy series “Walk the Prank,” and the Disney XD series “Just Roll With It,” Variety reported.
The group also made two films: “Miss March” and “The Civil War on Drugs.”
Moore began hosting “The Trevor Moore Show” on Comedy Central in 2019.
Comedy Central remembered Moore in a Twitter post: “Trevor Moore was an incredible talent and a vital member of the Comedy Central family. We will miss him dearly.”
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