Comedian, actor, producer, and co-founder of the popular sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U know, Trevor Moore, has died.
The 41-year-old died on Friday evening from an accident. Moores’s manager confirmed his death. His manager also released this statement from Moore’s wife, Aimee Carlson and the Moore family.
“We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the father of our son. He was known as a writer and comedian to millions. And yet to us he was simply the center of our whole world. We don’t know how we’ll go on without him. But we’re thankful for the memories we do have that will stay with us forever. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss. And we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”
Trevor Moore, along with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter founded The Whitest Kids U Know comedy troupe. They started it all in New York City and gained national attention in 2006 after winning Best Sketch Group at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival.
That same year, the group produced their self-titled series that countless fans have come to know and love. The series ran for five seasons on IFC. The clips from the show earned over 100 million views on YouTube. Additionally, the show produced two spinoff movies, “Miss March” and “The Civil War On Drugs.”
Friends Ask That You Remember Trevor Moore Not for His Passing but for the Laughter He Brought to the World
Two of the comedy group’s members, Zach Cregger and Sam Brown, issued this statement about Trevor Moore:
“Early this morning, we learned that we lost our brother, our collaborator and the driving force behind WKUK. He was our best friend, and we speak for all of us in saying that the loss of Trevor is unimaginable. We are heartbroken and our grief pales in comparison to the loss felt by his wife and son. On behalf of WKUK, we ask for privacy during our time of profound grief, and strength for his family who are dealing with the impossible thought of living life without him. Our hope is that friends, fellow artists, and fans that loved him will not focus on his death, but will remember the countless moments of laughter he gave them.”
Fans can remember Trevor Moore via the Whitest Kids U Know’s official YouTube channel. The group spent the last year sharing all their popular sketches, commentaries, and bonus materials to the channel. Additionally, the group is currently wrapping up post-production for their first animated feature film Mars. The movie is due out next year.
Trevor Moore is survived by his wife Aimee Carlson, an SVP at Fuzzy Door, his son August, and many extended family members and friends.