Trevor Moore, a comedian, actor, writer, producer and co-founder of the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U’Know, died on Friday, August 6th, at the age of 41.
As THR reported, Moore was hit by the accident that caused his death. It was confirmed by his manager, Kara Walker, who shared the following words on behalf of Moore’s wife, Amy Carlson.
“We are overwhelmed by the loss of our husband, best friend, and son’s father. He was known as millions of writers and comedians, but for us he is simply all of us. It was the center of the world. We don’t know. We are grateful for how we would go without him, but for the memories we have forever. Of the love and support we received from everyone. Thank you for the overflow. This is a tragic and sudden loss, and we respect our privacy during this time of sorrow. “
Moore was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1980 and began writing at an early age. He had his first publication at the age of 12-a cartoon book titled Scraps. In 1999 he moved to New York, where he interned with Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels and was a member of NBC’s Page Program.
Moore was probably best known for co-founding the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U’Know with Zack Klegger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darrent Lampter. The group started as an officially licensed club at the School of Visual Arts in New York until they began touring New York City comedy venues as their own organization in 2003.
The group won an award at the 2006 HBOUS Comedy Art Festival, and the group’s self-titled series, The Whitest Kids U’Know, aired on IFC from 2007 to 2011. Moore is also Uncle Morty’s Dove Shack and Disney XD’s Warnori!
“Early this morning we learned that we lost the driving force behind our brothers, collaborators, and WKUK. He was our best friend. We lost Trevor. He Compared to the loss felt by his wife and son, we are grieved and sorrowful. On behalf of WKUK, we have the privacy of a time of deep sorrow and the impossibility of living without him. Seek the power of his family working on ideas. The countless moments of laughter he gave them, rather than focusing on his death by friends, fellow artists and fans who loved him. I hope you will remember. “
Moore survived in August by his wife Amy and her son.
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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst When Cramps.