LOS ANGELES, Calif. (VVNG.com) Stevie Kathleen Ryan, 33, a comedian/actress born and raised in Victorville died on July 1, 2017, the Los Angeles Coroner’s office confirmed.
Stevie Ryan moved to Los Angeles from Victorville at the age of 19 to pursue her career in Hollywood after graduating from Silverado High School in 2002.
Stevie had a passion for writing, filming, editing, and acting in her own videos that she posted to social media.
Her videos quickly became a phenomenon with views reaching into the millions. Stevie began to build a fan base that soon attracted the attention of industry executives from New York to Los Angeles.
Stevie Ryan was best known online for her roles as Little Loca and Sceney Sceneable. Her dedication and hard work paid off when she starred in her own comedy sketch TV series on VH1 titled “Stevie TV.”
The day prior to her death, her last tweet indicated she was dealing with the loss of her grandfather whom she called her Pa.
“The man of my dreams will now only be in my dreams. I’ll miss you every day, forever. I love you my Pa,” her Twitter account read on June 30th.
According to the coroner’s website, Stevie Ryan died at her residence in Los Angeles with the cause of death deemed as suicide by hanging.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, VVNG encourages you to call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Prevention Resources
Warning signs of suicide
- Talking about wanting to die
- Looking for a way to kill oneself
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings
What to do if you see warning signs of suicide
- Do not leave the person alone
- Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt
- Call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide. Information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.