COMEDIAN Nick Nemeroff has died.
The Juno-nominated stand-up comedian was known for his appearances on Roast Battle Canada and Conan.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved brother Nick Nemeroff,” the family wrote on Nick‘s Twitter account.
The statement continued: “Nick’s dedication to standup 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 enamoured by his unique cadence, labyrinthine deadpan, and fresh take on misdirection-driven comedy.
“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.”
“Endlessly sweet, supportive of others, humble about his many skills and achievements, Nick lived his life doing what he loved, and that is how he will be remembered.”
The family concluded: “RIP Nick. We love you.”
A cause of death has not been released.
As the news broke, many of Nick’s peers and fans took to social media to share their tributes.
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Saturday Night Live star Chloe Fineman described him as “one of the greats”.
Actress and writer Mitra Jouhari wrote: “RIP Nick. Notoriously kind and so funny.”
Fellow Juno-nominee and regular on the Canada comedy circuit Steph Tolev described him as the “nicest man, most hilarious and genuine.
“A one-of-a-kind comedian. This is such a great loss you will be missed greatly, Nick,” she added.
Meanwhile, Nick’s management company has confirmed the tragic news.
A statement to Exclaim read: “We have been so proud to watch Nick grow into one of Canada’s most popular and respected comedians.
“Nick will be sorely missed, and fondly remembered.”
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Known for his deadpan style, the comedian’s career had reached new heights recently after he released his debut comedy album, The Pursuit of Comedy Has Ruined My Life, in 2020.
Nick was a recognizable face for many comedy fans in his native Canada, and he had appeared on Conan and at Just For Laughs.