Whitest Kids U Know star Trevor Moore dead at 41 after ‘accident’

Comedian Trevor Moore died on Friday in an unspecified ‘accident’ at the age of 41, his manager has said.

The star was the cofounder of the sketch comedy troupe The Whitest Kids U Know, and hosted The Trevor Moore Talk Show on Comedy Central.  

Further details about his sudden death have not been revealed. 

Moore’s manager issued a statement on behalf of his wife Aimee Carlson to Deadline, which read: ‘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.  

Trevor Moore died in an 'accident' at the age of 41, his manager said

Trevor Moore died in an 'accident' at the age of 41, his manager said

Trevor Moore died in an ‘accident’ at the age of 41, his manager said

Moore is survived by wife Aimee Carlson - a former Marvel TV exec who now works for Seth MacFarlane's production company. They have a son named August

Moore is survived by wife Aimee Carlson - a former Marvel TV exec who now works for Seth MacFarlane's production company. They have a son named August

Moore is survived by wife Aimee Carlson – a former Marvel TV exec who now works for Seth MacFarlane’s production company. They have a son named August

Whitest Kids U Know stars Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter, Sam Brown and Timmy Williams in 2007

Whitest Kids U Know stars Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter, Sam Brown and Timmy Williams in 2007

Whitest Kids U Know stars Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter, Sam Brown and Timmy Williams in 2007

She added: ‘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.’

Moore had started in comedy at the age of 19, when he wrote and produced The Trevor Moore Show, a weekly sketch program for a local TV station in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He moved to New York in 1999 and worked as an intern for Saturday Night Live executive producer Lorne Michaels.

He then got a place on NBC’s coveted development Page Program, where he met his future wife.

In 2004 he was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know comedy group, with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter. Their self-titled sketch series for IFC ran for five seasons. 

Star most recently hosted The Trevor Moore Talk Show on Comedy Central

Star most recently hosted The Trevor Moore Talk Show on Comedy Central

Star most recently hosted The Trevor Moore Talk Show on Comedy Central

Moore was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know comedy group, with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter

Moore was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know comedy group, with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter

Moore was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U Know comedy group, with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter

He also wrote Disney XD prank show Walk the Prank, and co-created improv series Just Roll With It.

The Whitest Kids U Know co-stars Cregger and Brown told Deadline: ‘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.

‘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.’ 

Comedy Central posted on Twitter: ‘Trevor Moore was an incredible talent and a vital member of the Comedy Central family. We will miss him dearly.’

Moore is survived by wife Aimee Carlson – a former Marvel TV exec who now works for Seth MacFarlane’s production company Fuzzy Door. 

They have a son named August.

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