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.
RIP @StevieRyan ????❤️????The coolest girl I've ever known.
— Kristen Carney (@KristenCarney) July 3, 2017
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.”
Rest In Peace Stevie Ryan
— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) July 3, 2017
Words cannot describe how heartbroken I am…. @StevieRyan you will always be in my heart.
— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) 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
.@StevieRyan gave me my first TV writing job. A great talent and human being, gone too soon. ❤️
— Adam Conover (@adamconover) 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
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).