Comedian Trevor Moore died on Friday in an unspecified 'accident' at the age of 41, his manager has said.
The star was the cofounder of the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U Know, and hosted The Trevor Moore Talk Show on Comedy Central.
Further details about his sudden death have not been revealed.
Moore's manager issued a statement on behalf of his wife Aimee Carlson to Deadline, which read: 'We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the father of our son.
'He was known as a writer and comedian to millions, and yet to us he was simply the center of our whole world.
She added: '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.'
Moore had started in comedy at the age of 19, when he wrote and produced The Trevor Moore Show, a weekly sketch program for a local TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He moved to New York in 1999 and worked as an intern for Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels.
He then got a place on NBC's coveted development Page Program, where he met his future wife.
In 2004 he was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know comedy group, with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter. Their self-titled sketch series for IFC ran for five seasons.