Thursday, September 08, 2022

R.I.P. David A. Arnold


Comedian David A. Arnold has died at 54...

David A. Arnold, a comedian, actor, writer and producer who headlined two Netflix comedy specials and was a writer/producer on the Fuller House reboot, died today, Sept. 7. He was 54.
The Arnold family issued a statement confirming the death. “It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold. 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 started out as a stand-up comic, performing at the Montreal Comedy Festival and on Jamie Foxx’s Laffapalooza on Comedy Central, among other projects.
He wrote for several comedy series, including Meet The Browns (TBS), The Rickey Smiley Show (TV One), Raising Whitley (OWN) and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS). He also created and was executive producer and showrunner on Nickelodeon’s hit series That Girl Lay Lay, making him one of few Black showrunners in Hollywood.
Arnold’s first stand-up comedy special on Netflix, David A. Arnold: Fat Ballerina, debuted in 2019. His followup comedy special on the streamer, It Ain’t For The Weak, premiered July 19.
At the time of his sudden death, Arnold was three stops into a four-month national comedy tour.
Survivors include his wife, Julie L. Harkness, and two children, Anna-Grace and Ashlyn.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

He's handsome. R.i.p.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!
Rest In Peace!

R in NYC said...

Too many folks going in their 50s. Way too soon. R.i.p.

Anonymous said...

Saw this all over Twitter and had no context to who he was. He seemed quite accomplished. RIP.

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Wow that is so young, and from what I heard he was really funny too, RIP

Anonymous said...

Check out his Netflix Special.....Funny guy...i was looking fwd to more of him.....RIP King

Anonymous said...

RIP… but this is not “natural” in his 50s. These drs must be his friends to not have an autopsy done or referring to having one done. They clearly don’t want anything about it publicized.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of him.

Anonymous said...

'Girl dads' stay dying prematurely. Oh well...on to the next.

Anonymous said...

He was a former drug user. Wonder if that may hv contributed.

Anonymous said...

^^Wondering too cause "natural causes" is code for respected drug users. Claimed the same natural causes for Rick James and Teena Marie

Dee said...

@11:13 ... same. Netflix special is when I first saw and heard of him. Extremely funny. Was planning to go see him whenever he came to my town.

Anonymous said...

Natural causes is a generic term and could be anything that isn't homicide or suicide. A known illness, heart attack, stroke, etc are considered natural causes. Does it matter? A son, husband, father and talented human being passed away. We don't need specifics.

sq said...

He was a talent.

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