Actor, writer, showrunner, and veteran stand-up comedian David A. Arnold’s cause of death was revealed after he passed away on Wednesday (September 8, 2022), at the age of 54.
May the star rest in power; our thoughts and prayers are with David A Arnold’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones during the hard period.
The heartbreaking news of Arnold’s death was confirmed by his family in a statement, reading, “It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother, and friend, David A. Arnold.”
The statement added,” David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes. Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.”
Arnold had recently released his second Netflix comedy special “ It Ain’t for the Weak,” which was produced by Kevin Hart’s production company Hartbeat. The July special was filmed at the Hanna Theatre in Arnold’s hometown of Cleveland.
Arnold was a huge presence in the L.A. comedy scene, including his packed stand-up shows and his appearances on Comedy Central and BET.
David A Arnold’s Cause of Death is Still Behind Shadows
The statement did not specify David A Arnold’s cause of death beyond “natural causes,” while some claim he lost his life because of an illness he was recently suffering from.
Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.
Arnold’s animated style of comedy often focused on his family — his wife, Julie L. Harkness, and his two daughters, Anna-Grace and Ashlyn. His spin on fatherhood was a hit at the Laugh Factory — including his role as a former host at the longstanding comedy show Chocolate Sundaes — as well as the Improv and the Comedy Store.
His comic genius wasn’t limited to the stage. Arnold was the creator and showrunner for the hit Nickelodeon buddy comedy series “ That Girl Lay Lay, “ starring teen hip-hop artists Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green. He was also an executive producer of the series alongside Will Packer (“Beast,” “Girls Trip”).
The show debuted in 2021 before streaming on Netflix, where it became one of the 10 most-watched shows on the platform. The second season premiered in July.
“We are shocked and incredibly saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend and creative partner, David A. Arnold,” Nickelodeon declared in a statement. “On behalf of everyone at Nickelodeon, we send our thoughts and condolences to his family, his friends, and his fans.
“David was an immense talent and a gifted storyteller with a wide range of fans, from adults through his stand-up, to kids and families through the Nickelodeon show he created and executive produced for us, ‘That Girl Lay Lay.’”