Comedian-Actor David A. Arnold, dies at 54


Comedian-Actor David A. Arnold, dies at 54

Famed stand up comic, writer, actor, and producer David A. Arnold has died at age 54, according to a statement released by his family.

A writer/producer on the ‘Fuller House’ reboot, Arnold was best known for his stand up comedy – namely two Netflix specials ‘It Ain’t for the Weak’ and ‘Fat Ballerina.’

The Arnold family issued a statement confirming the death.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A.

Arnold. David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes,” the statement started. “Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time, as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss.”

In addition to his own stand up routines, David’s writing credits include Tyler Perry‘s ‘Meet The Browns’ (TBS), ‘The Rickey Smiley Show’ (TV One),’ Tyler Perry’s House of Payne‘ (TBS), and more.

According to Deadline, he also created and was executive producer and showrunner on Nickelodeon’s hit series ‘That Girl Lay Lay,’ making him one of few Black showrunners in Hollywood.

He is survived by his wife, Julie L. Harkness, and two children, Anna-Grace and Ashlyn.

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