Stevie Ryan, YouTube and VH1 Star, Dies at 33

LA Coroner’s office rules her death as suicide by hanging

Last Updated: July 3, 2017 @ 5:41 PM

Actress Stevie Ryan, best known for her celebrity impressions on YouTube, died Saturday after a suicide by hanging, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled. She was 33 years old.

Ryan was found in her home in Los Angeles, California.

The YouTuber started off with her series, “Little Loca,” in the early days of the platform before moving on to celebrity parodies. Some examples included “Lady Caca” and “Rachel Zoo.”

She parlayed that into a short-lived VH1 sketch comedy series called “Stevie TV” in 2012 and a co-hosting gig on Brody Jenner’s E! series “Sex with Brody” in 2015.

Recently, Ryan had been co-hosting a podcast about depression called “Mentally Ch(ill)” with Kristen Carney. The two discussed living with mental illness and going about daily life. One episode focused on dating, while the most recent one, released June 28, talked about grief. On this episode, Ryan discussed losing her grandfather, who she revealed had died on Thursday.

Only 11 episodes had been produced since April.

“RIP Stevie Ryan… The coolest girl I’ve ever known,” Carney wrote on Twitter Monday.

Other celebrities took to the social media platform to show their support, including many YouTube stars.

“She was literally a YouTube innovator and a true entertainer,” wrote vlogger Matthew Lush.

“[Ryan] gave me my first TV writing job,” wrote Adam Conover of “Adam Ruins Everything.” “A great talent and human being, gone too soon.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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