Comedian and Comedy Central personality Chris Cotton has died. He was only 32 years old.

On Thursday (Dec. 12), Comedy Central confirmed via a tweet that the up-and-comedian had unexpectedly passed away. A cause of death has not been publicly revealed.

The loss is especially devastating to his wife of eight years, Ericalynn, who is expecting their first child together in February. The couple were reportedly childhood sweethearts.

A Philadelphia native, Cotton was a regular on the Philly and New York comedy scene. He performed at NYC’s Caroline’s on Broadway comedy club just last week.

Cotton was best known for his work on Comedy Central, serving as a host of the network’s weekday online talk show, Every Damn Day.

He joined the show as a writer through Comedy Central’s Creators Program and was then promoted to host. He has also appeared on other CC shows and was a red carpet correspondent for some of the network’s events.

He also released a memoir last year titled What My Dad Did: My Theory on Joke Writing.

The comedy community is mourning over his sudden loss. Comedians like Hannibal Buress and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon writer Nate Dern shared their memories and condolences on social media.

An official GoFundMe page has been set up in Cotton’s honor, raising over $40,000 so far. Proceeds will be donated Ericalynm and their unborn baby and Cotton’s family.

The page also announced memorial/comedy shows to celebrate his life in both Philly and NYC. The dates have yet to be determined.

Philadelphia restaurant The Loft at City Winery has already announced a memorial for Cotton to be held on January 6th.

Our thoughts go out to Ericlynn and the Cotton family.

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