David Arnold, comedian and Netflix star, dies at 54

David Arnold, the US stand-up comedian famed for creating the Nickelodeon show ‘That Girl Lay Lay’, is dead.

The family, while announcing the comedian’s demise in a statement on Wednesday, said the 54-year-old died of “natural” causes.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother, and friend, David A. Arnold,” the statement reads.

“David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes.

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“Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time, as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.”

Arnold, as a writer and producer, headlined two Netflix comedy specials.

He was a writer and producer on the ‘Fuller House’ reboot.

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 several series, including ‘Meet The Browns’ (TBS), The Rickey Smiley Show (TV One), Raising Whitley (OWN), and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (TBS).

Arnold’s first stand-up comedy special on Netflix, ‘David A. Arnold: Fat Ballerina,’ debuted in 2019.

His follow-up comedy special on the streamer, ‘It Ain’t For The Weak,’ premiered on July 19, 2022.

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