People from multiple industries — from wrestling to PETA to YouTube — took to Twitter to pay tribute to Stevie Ryan, who died over the weekend after hanging herself.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the death a suicide. She was 33 years old.
Actor Drake Bell tweeted, “Please wake me from this nightmare,” while PETA and WWE wrestler Aleister Black paid their respects.
Quite shocked by the passing of Stevie Ryan, always considered her to have a nostalgic form of beauty to her, big fan of her sketches.
— Aleister Black (@WWEAleister) July 3, 2017
So sad to hear about the passing of Stevie Ryan ❤️ She was such a sweet & funny woman, with a wonderful heart for animals. She'll be missed.
— PETA (@peta) July 3, 2017
Stevie Ryan is no longer with us. I love her very deeply and I regret every moment I didn't spend with her. pic.twitter.com/Xt0yt146OS
— Benji Aflalo (@benjiaflalo) July 3, 2017
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 3, 2017
Beyond heartbroken and shaken up by the news of @StevieRyan.
— Alison Rosen (@AlisonRosen) July 3, 2017
Internet celebrities such as Chris Crocker and Shane Dawson — both YouTubers — expressed their grief at her passing. Many who have earned fame on the internet spoke about how Ryan paved the way for them. Vlogger Matthew Lush called her an “innovator” while “Adam Ruins Everything” host Adam Conover said Ryan gave him one of his first writing jobs.
So sad to hear of the passing of @StevieRyan. She was one of the 1st people I met in LA and she'll be missed.
— Rhett McLaughlin (@rhettmc) July 3, 2017
.@StevieRyan gave me my first TV writing job. A great talent and human being, gone too soon. ❤️
— Adam Conover (@adamconover) July 3, 2017
Words cannot describe how heartbroken I am…. @StevieRyan you will always be in my heart.
— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) July 3, 2017
Rest In Peace Stevie Ryan
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) July 3, 2017
So sad to hear the news about Stevie Ryan…I grew up watching her ????❤️ you will be missed
— Lia (@sssniperwolf) July 3, 2017
Just found out Stevie Ryan hung herself yesterday ???????????? she was literally a YouTube innovator and a true entertainer https://t.co/biMTMH27gq
— Matthew Lush (@MatthewLush) July 3, 2017
Ryan had been open about her struggles with depression. She recently co-hosted a podcast about living with the mental illness, called “Mentally Ch(ill)” with Kristen Carney. The two discussed living with depression while going about every day events, such as dating or dealing with the death of a family member.
“RIP Stevie Ryan… The coolest girl I’ve ever known,” Carney wrote on Twitter Monday.
Others on the social media platform hoped to remind users that if they suffered from depression, they should get help.
As some of you know our dear friend @stevieryan is no longer with us. I know how difficult it is for certain media outlets and trolls to be respectful during this sensitive time. Stevie's fans, friends & family know what an amazing human she is. She's deeply missed. A true friend! She was an amazing one woman acting, writing, & producing talent. A great comedic mind & satirical genius in a male dominated industry. You started this conversation privately but ended it publicly for those who didn't truly know your struggles to unfairly judge. I promise to grieve and then do something in your name because depression is now my fucking enemy. Always touched by your presence dear. This is not good bye, it's just see you later boo. ????
— Tamela D'Amico (@TamelaDAmico) July 3, 2017
If you or anyone you know are going through 'unbearable' pain and depression, please speak up and seek help! https://t.co/OPRjOQh1To
— Rui Delgado ???????? (@rui) July 3, 2017
I am beyond saddened to learn of Stevie Ryan's passing. If you suffer from depression, please get help.
— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) July 3, 2017
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).