YouTube Comedian Commits Suicide Days After Her Grandfather’s Death
It is with heavy hearts that we report that YouTube comedienne Stevie Ryan has passed away. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office ruled that the 33-year-old woman died on Saturday, July 1, in a suicide by hanging.
The news of the the Little Loca creator’s death comes just two days after she paid tribute to the “man of her dreams,” her grandfather, who, unfortunately, was very sick and passed away on June 29.
Stevie most recently worked as a co-host of Mentally Ch(ill), “a podcast about depression.” The former star of VH1‘s Stevie TV was always very open about her struggles with mental illness and discussed her grandpa’s passing in an episode that was released two days before her death. She admitted she was fearful that the heartbreaking event would put her into a negative mental state.
“I’m just worried that this is going to send me into a deeper depression,” she said.
The brunette beauty touched countless people’s lives and many of them are remembering her on social media.
— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) 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
— Drake Bell (@DrakeBell) July 3, 2017
Words cannot describe how heartbroken I am…. @StevieRyan you will always be in my heart.
— Chris Crocker (@ChrisCrocker) July 3, 2017
So sad to see the news about @StevieRyan
— Chelsea DeBoer (@ChelseaHouska) July 3, 2017
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
Sad to hear about passing of Stevie Ryan."Little Loca" was OG Youtube.
If you're battling depression, PLEASE don't be afraid to seek help.
— Ian Hecox (@SmoshIan) July 3, 2017
We can’t even imagine the pain that Stevie’s family and friends are going through right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they mourn the loss of such a beautiful soul.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
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"It's more of an issue than people really want to talk about," she revealed. "Because people don't know how to talk about being depressed -- that it's totally okay to feel sad. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed."
The singer then continued, "and every person can benefit from talking to somebody. I'm the most anti-medication person, but some people need medicine, and there was a time where I needed some too. So many people look at [my depression] as me being ungrateful, but that is not it -- I can't help it. There's not much that I'm closed off about, and the universe gave me all that so I could help people feel like they don't have to be something they're not or feel like they have to fake happy. There's nothing worse than being fake happy."