Philadelphia Comedian Chris Cotton  Dies At 32
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Comedian Chris Cotton has passed away at the age of 32. His cause of death has not yet been made public.

The Philadelphia-native was known around the city for his popular standup shows and regularly hosted some of Comedy Central’s digital programming.

The cable network issued a statement on social media, remembering Cotton for his contributions. “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,” the network said. “He will be missed.”

Other comedians also took to social media to remember the funny man.

Hannibal Buress wrote on Twitter, “A few weeks ago Chris Cotton randomly hit me up to thank me for a gig I got him YEARS ago that led to some other work for him. I was in the middle of booking Isola Fest and booked him during the call. I was psyched to see him this weekend. RIP.”

Chloe Hilliard also took to social media to remember Cotton. “I lost a friend today,” she wrote on Twitter.

Cotton is survived by his wife, Erica, who’s expecting their first child in February. A GoFundMe, which has already raised more than $32,000, was launched by Cotton’s friends and family to support them during this difficult time.

Two memorial services for Cotton will be held in New York City and Philadelphia, according to the fundraising page. Dates have yet to be announced.


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