Comedian David A. Arnold dies at 54
Comedian and TV creator David A. Arnold died Wednesday from apparent natural causes, his family said. He was 54.
The veteran stand-up comedian was the showrunner of Nickelodeon’s "That Girl Lay Lay" and served as a producer on Netflix sitcom "Fuller House," the "Full House" reboot.
Arnold died "from natural causes" at his home, his family announced in a statement shared with USA TODAY by Arnold's representative Rob Greenwald.
"It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend," his family said in the statement.
"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, who made his living performing, acting, producing and writing for TV and film, was just three shows into his four-month Pace Ya Self national comedy tour.
He performed stand up on platforms including Netflix, HBO, and BET and was one of the few Black showrunners in Hollywood having written and produced several TV shows.
Arnold created with executive producer Will Packer "That Girl Lay Lay," which was a top 10 most-streamed show when it premiered on Netflix.