At the tender age of 37, beloved comedian Kenny DeForest lost his life due to a tragic bicycle accident.
Details of the Accident
It was on Friday, December 8, when the accident took place. DeForest was riding an e-bike in the vicinity of Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Initial speculations suggested a car collision, but that was later ruled out. DeForest succumbed to his injuries five days later, at Kings County Hospital, on December 13. In contrast to initial conjectures, it was not a hit-and-run incident, explaining the absence of a police report.
Public Response and Fundraising
In response to the tragic accident, a GoFundMe page was established to aid in the payment of DeForest's medical bills. The fundraising campaign was a success, with donations surpassing the set goal of ,000.
DeForest’s Career and Legacy
DeForest gained recognition through his appearances on popular shows such as The Late Late Show With James Corden and Late Night With Seth Meyers. He was highly regarded in the comedy scene, earning a spot in the 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn list by Brooklyn Magazine in 2016. His comedic talent was also showcased in his debut stand-up album, B.A.D. Dreams, and his features on TruTV's Friends of the People and HBO's Crashing.
Although DeForest's life was cut short, his legacy continues. True to his giving character, he will continue to help others through organ donation.