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Comedian Chris Cotton Dies at 32

His wife is expecting a baby in 2 months
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2019 4:44 AM CST
Chris Cotton.   (GoFundMe)

(Newser) – A tragedy in the world of comedy: Chris Cotton, a Philadelphia comic best known for hosting Comedy Central's "Every Damn Day" online talk show, has died at the age of 32. No cause of death has been disclosed, People reports. The comedian and his wife of eight years, Erica Cotton, were expecting a child on Feb. 11. Cotton, a regular at Philadelphia's Raven, recently published a memoir, What My Dad Did: My Theory on Joke Writing, reports NBC. "We're devastated by the loss of Chris Cotton—a hilarious comedian, a beloved member of the Comedy Central family, and a joy to be around," Comedy Central said in a tweet. "He will be missed." A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to help Cotton's wife and baby. (Read more comedian stories.)

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