Comedian Teddy Ray dead at 32

The rising comic was best known for his ‘double cheeked up’ viral clip
Comedian Teddy Ray poses in front of artist Smino on the set of Issa Rae’s “What Say What?!” (Photo credit: Nyara Williams)

Another Black comedian has been taken away from the world too soon.

On Aug. 12, multiple reports confirmed comedian Teddy Ray died at 32. His cause of death has not been reported.


Ray was best known for his viral clip talking about a woman being “double-cheeked up” on a Thursday afternoon. In December 2021, Ray explained to rolling out the joke stemmed from him trying to boost the confidence of a heavy woman he was dating at the time.

In addition to starring on the online platform All Def Digital, Ray was a part of Nick Cannon‘s “Wild N Out” cast and recently hosted Issa Rae Presents’ “What Say What?!” series.


“We already miss Teddy Ray,” Karlous Miller tweeted minutes after the news of Ray surfaced online.

“Teddy Ray was one of the funniest people to walk this Earth,” comedian Kevonstage tweeted.

“LONG LIVE THE LEGEND TEDDY RAY,” musician Blxst tweeted. “MADE SO MANY PEOPLE LAUGH AND SMILE … you will be missed condolences to the family.”

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