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David A. Arnold dies: Netflix slapstick comedian was 54

David A. Arnold dies: Netflix slapstick comedian was 54

The comic’s second Netflix particular debuted earlier this summer time.

WASAGA BEACH, ON — David A. Arnold, a slapstick comedian who starred in two Netflix specials and was the creator and showrunner of the Nickelodeon collection “That Lady Lay Lay” has died. He was 54. 

Arnold’s household issued an announcement to a number of media shops confirming his loss of life on Wednesday: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we verify the premature passing of our husband, father, brother and pal, David A. Arnold. David handed away peacefully at this time in his residence and docs have dominated the reason for loss of life attributable to pure causes. Please maintain our household in prayer and respect our privateness right now as we’re all shocked and devastated by this loss.”

The Cleveland native’s second Netflix standup particular, “It Ain’t for the Weak,” debuted in mid-July. He was simply three stops right into a nationwide stand-up tour on the time of his loss of life. 

Along with his stand-up comedy, Arnold was a author on a number of reveals together with Netflix’s “Full Home” reboot “Fuller Home,” “Greater” on BET+ and “Meet the Browns” on TBS. 

He was additionally the creator and showrunner of the Will Packer-produced Nickelodeon comedy “That Lady Lay Lay,” about an avatar from a private affirmation app that magically involves life to assist a lady and her buddies. 

Comic Chris Spencer, a detailed pal of Arnold, mentioned in an announcement to Selection that the “intently knit comedy group mourns the lack of one of many best to ever do it.” 

“He was admired by his friends, revered by different veterans, and appeared as much as by the burgeoning comedians that he mentored. He will probably be deeply missed, particularly by his comedy fraternity,” Spencer mentioned in his assertion. 

“This one hits completely different! So very very unhappy! RIP,” comedian DL Hughley tweeted

Subsequent week, Arnold was scheduled to be the primary comic to look on Sherri Shepherd’s new daytime discuss present, executive producer Jawn Murray said in a tweet.

He’s survived by his spouse Julie and daughters Anna Grace and Ashlyn Elizabeth. 

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