Comedy fans were confronted with tragic news this week after it was announced that Saturday Night Live star Nick Nemeroff had died.
No cause of death has been made public
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Nick Nemeroff,” the statement began.
It went on to recall how Nemeroff’s “dedication to standup comedy was formidable, and produced amazing results.”
“He drew acclaim in Canada and the US, becoming both a ‘comic’s comic’ and a hit with crowds who were enamored by his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan, and fresh take on misdirection-driven comedy,” the statement continued.
“If Nick was on a comedy show, he was guaranteed to leave with new fans. And he deserved to, because comedy was, in many ways, his life,” it added.
The statement praised Nemeroff for being “Endlessly sweet, supportive of others, humble about his many skills and achievements.” It said that he “lived his life doing what he loved, and that is how he will be remembered. RIP Nick. We love you,” it concluded.
Nemeroff’s obituary explained that he had been raised in the Canadian city of Montreal-West before graduating from the Radio and Television program at Toronto Metropolitan University.
It noted that the late comedian “leaves behind a large group of dedicated friends spread across the many places he has lived: Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Australia.”
Fellow comedian calls Nemeroff “most hilarious and genuine”
The obituary also stated that Nemeroff was a backer of Planned Parenthood and called asked fans to support the abortion chain rather than send flowers.
Fox News noted that Nemeroff was remembered fondly by his colleagues, many of whom left tributes beneath his Instagram statement. They included fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Sarah Sherman, who said was the “sweetest guy ever.”
Comedian Steph Tolev offered her condolences as well, declaring that Nemeroff “was the nicest man, most hilarious and genuine. One of a kind comedian. This is such a great loss you will be missed greatly Nick.”