The actor, who was known for appearing in The Hangover, died in February at his Los Angeles home, aged 48, with reports claiming at the time Stevens allegedly committed suicide.
TMZ reports that Brody’s cause of death has now been confirmed as suicide, with his struggle with mental illness being listed as a factor. The publication claims to have obtained a copy of Stevens death certificate and states the document confirms his cause of death as suicide by hanging.
Stevens had publicly struggled with his mental health and was hospitalised in 2011 after suffering a bad episode related to his bipolar disorder.
In 2013, he united with Zach Galifianakis to create Comedy Central series Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! – the series focused on him putting his life back together after suffering a public breakdown.
His last public performance was at the Comedy Store on California’s Sunset Strip, just two days before his body was found. Following news of his death last month, Brody was inundated with condolences from fellow stars, including Patton Oswalt who urged fans to speak up if they are struggling with their own mental health.
Commenting on Stevens’ passing, he wrote: If you are depressed or feeling suicidal please please please please please reach out to ANYONE. I never get to see Brody Stevens again I can’t stand this. #RIPBrodyStevens #818ForLife
Comedian Nick Kroll, who worked with Brody on The Kroll Show, wrote: ‘#RIPBrodyStevens he was so funny and weird and vulnerable and wild and kind. Every time he was onstage it was an adventure. Here’s some comics talking about what made him so special.
Brody appeared in the movies Due Date and I Am Comic, as well as TV series American Dad!, Mad and Those Who Can’t.