Tragedy as Popular Comedian Dies 

Tragedy struck on Wednesday when a popular comedian died after being hospitalized following a crash.

According to The New York Post, adored New York City comedian Kenny DeForest, 37, was critically injured when he crashed his e-bike in Brooklyn on Friday, Sept. 8. Police said DeForest was riding an electric CitiBike when he struck an unoccupied car at the intersection of Saint Marks Avenue and Rogers Avenue in the borough’s Crown Heights.

DeForest was transported to a nearby hospital where doctors performed surgery to remove a piece of his skull. Doctors performed the surgery to relieve pressure from brain bleeding.

The comedian made appearances on the NBC show “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Late Late Show” with James Corden, and Comedy Central’s “Tales From The Trip.”

Tributes began pouring in for the comic following news of his death, with the official X account for “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” describing the DeForest as a universally beloved comedian

“Kenny DeForest was a universally beloved comedian who died tragically and much too young,” the show’s tribute read. “His relaxed, confident delivery always stood out. As you can see from his debut late night set on ‘LNSM,’ he wasn’t afraid to tackle controversial topics, but never just to be edgy — always in service of an original angle and a great joke. It’s a shame we won’t get to see what he comes up with next.”

“Kenny DeForest was always down to clown. A bright light. You’ll be missed,” LA-based comedian Atsuko Okatsuka posted on X.

Fellow comic Mike Feeney said he never got to meet the comedian but revealed that DeForest was always positive and funny.

“I never saw Kenny Deforest not smiling,” Feeney wrote on X. “He was always funny, perpetually positive and a pleasure to run into at shows. A great hang through and through. I can’t believe he’s gone and I’ll miss seeing him.”

“The kindest Soul, Kenny stuck his neck out for what he felt was right, even when it wasn’t the cool thing to do. He was a friend to all and a solidly righteous dude,” New York comedian Ian Fidance wrote in an Instagram post.