Stevie Ryan Dead At 33 From Apparent Suicide
It is with a heavy heart that we report that YouTuber, comedian, and actress Stevie Ryan has died on July 1, 2017, following the death of her grandfather. The actress was 33. According to the Los Angeles coroner’s office the cause of death was suicide by hanging.
Stevie first became prominent on YouTube with original characters and celebrity impressions, including those of Paris Hilton and Justin Bieber.
In 2012, Stevie moved to VH1, starring in her own sketch comedy show Stevie TV, and co-hosted the talk show “Sex with Brody” for E! with Brody Jenner and relationship expert Mike Dow.
Stevie had recently been very open about living with depression, going as far as starting a new podcast in April 2017 with Kristen Carney called Mentally Ch(ill). Stevie revealed personal details about depression in the hopes of helping others feel more comfortable talking about mental health.
On Instagram, Stevie documented her TMS treatments. TMS is a magnetic treatment that is used to treat major depression disorders.
Stevie had recently lost her grandfather, who she was extremely close to. Stevie’s last tweet was this photo of her grandpa with the caption: “The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you everyday, forever. I love you my Pa.”
Kristen Carnes, Stevie’s co-host on Mentally Ch(ill), posted this tribute to Stevie on Instagram.
“This is Stevie. She and I have been hosting a podcast for the past 4 month together on depression called Mentally Ch(ill). We started it to have a real, lighthearted, funny and yet vulnerable conversation about struggling with depression, something that so many of us deal with and talk so little about.
“She was hilarious, vibrant, beautiful, sassy, genuine and unique to the core. Very rarely do people make an impact on me let alone the way Stevie did. I’m honored that I got to know her so well and she’ll be with me as I continue to fight to move forward.
And if you guys don’t know her, please look her up. She was so, so special. And will be so, so missed.”
Steve was 33 when she passed and is an incredible talent who will be missed her friends, family and fans.