Trevor Moore, the comedian best known for his work as one of the co-founders of the sketch comedy troupe The whitest kids you know, has passed away. The news of the actor’s death was confirmed by his manager, who says: Trevor Moore died at the age of 41 of an unspecified “accident”. A statement on behalf of his wife Aimee Carlson and the Moore family has also been released.
“We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and father of our son,” the statement said. “He was known to millions as a writer and comedian, yet to us he was just the center of our whole world. We don’t know how we would go on without him, but we are grateful for the memories we have that will last forever.” will remain with us. 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 at this time of mourning.”
Trevor Moore was born on April 4, 1980, to Christian folk rock singers Mickey & Becki Moore. As a teenager he launched his own show called The Trevor Moore Show on public television in Virginia, which was later picked up by Pax-TV. In 1999, Moore moved to New York’s School of Visual Arts to participate in the film program. He visited comedy clubs in the area and met fellow SVA students Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, with whom he would form the famous comedy group. The whitest kids you know.
Moore and the others brought their comedy to the small screen when Fuse recorded The whitest kids you know as a television series, which premiered in 2007. It would move to IFC from the second season, where it would also air three more seasons, with season 5 in 2011. In 2009, Moore starred in the comedy miss march being next to Children co-star Zach Cregger. More recently, the group had uploaded videos to the official Whitest kids you know YouTube channel along with video streaming on Twitch. Zach Cregger and Sam Brown also released a new statement in light of Moore’s passing.
“Early this morning we learned that we have lost our brother, our employee and the driving force behind it” WKUK‘ said the two. “He was our best friend and we speak for all of us by saying that the loss of Trevor is unimaginable. We are heartbroken and our grief pales in the loss of his wife and son. On behalf of WKUK, we ask for privacy during our time of deep sorrow, and strength to his family as they deal with the impossible thought of living without him. We hope that friends, fellow artists and fans who loved him will not focus on his death, but will remember the countless moments of laughter he gave them.”
Moore’s survivors include his wife, Aimee Carlson, and their son August., along with a host of extended family and friends. At this time we offer them our condolences. As such a talented and creative person, Moore had so much more to offer, and he will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace. This news comes from Deadline.