Tributes have been paid to US comedian Chris Cotton, who has died aged 32.
The stand-up, from Philadelphia, appeared in and wrote for Comedy Central’s culture talk show Every Damn Day.
The network announced the news in a statement on Wednesday.
It said: “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.
“He will be missed.”
The cause of Cotton’s death remains unclear.
A fundraising page reportedly collecting money for Cotton’s pregnant wife has raised more than 37,000 US dollars (£28,081) in less than a day.
Dave Attell, best known for hosting the Comedy Central show Insomniac with Dave Attell, said: “What a terrible night, I am still in shock over the loss of Chris Cotton..he was young, fun and had so much left to do…
“Its tragic. My heart goes out to his family.”
Nate Dern, a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, wrote: “Chris Cotton was a beautiful person with so much love to give.
“Everyone loved him instantly.
“He regularly made me laugh so hard that I cried.
“I am honored that I got to work with him and know him.
“Love you, Chris. Rest In Peace.”
Stand-up comedian Michelle Biloon wrote: “Philly lost a great comic and a truly great person.
“My heart goes out to the family of Chris Cotton and all those close to him.
“Chris was also about to be a dad.”
Stand-up Artie Lange wrote: “Chris Cotton passed away yesterday.
“Chris was a friend and a comic who was on my old podcast a lot. He was so funny.
“He leaves behind his wife who is expecting.. It’s massively tragic. If you have the means to donate to help, please click this link.”