After suffering two strokes and a heart attack this morning, veteran comedian Todd Lynn has passed away, his manager Roger Paul confirms to Laughspin. Lynn, always a divisive, outspoken and not always well-loved guy in the comedy community, had suffered from pancreatic cancer and was also diabetic. He had somewhat recently moved to Mississippi to be closer to his family.
“He had been reaching out to a lot of people and was changing for the better,” Paul tells Laughspin. “He always knew how some other people felt about him.” Although his health wasn’t entirely strong the last few years, Lynn had been amping up his comedic output, even developing a strong buzz within the industry at last summer’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. “He was great,” Paul continues. “He was a really smart and warm guy. But a lot of people didn’t get to know him.” Lynn even had a PhD in Literature.
Our thoughts go out to Lynn’s closest friends and his family. We’ll update this post as we get more information. For now, please check out Lynn in action, as he appeared on Comedy Central in 2005. Lynn was in his 40s.
Posted in: Misc.– January 29, 2012