Trevor Moore was an American comedian, actor and co-founder of the sketch comedy group ‘The Whitest Kids U Know’. He died on Friday in an accident at the age of 41, according to US media reports.

His manager on behalf of his wife Aimee Carlson and his family issued a statement confirming his demise.

“We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the father of our son. He was known as a writer and comedian to millions, and yet to us he was simply the center of our whole world. We don’t know how we’ll go on without him, but we’re thankful for the memories we do have that will stay with us forever,” the statement read.  

Moore started out his journey in sketch comedy as a founding member and leader of the sketch comedy group  ‘The Whitest Kids U Know’. The group would become an instant hit, given their offbeat humour and takes on common subjects.

Furthermore, he wrote and directed on the Disney XD series, ’Walk the Prank’, a series about four kids who pull off real pranks on unsuspecting people.  

Born in Montclair, New Jersey, Moore’s incline towards comedy was quite evident from a very young age as he became the world’s youngest published cartoonist with his book ‘Scraps’ at 12.

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Four years later, he had already started writing weekly cartoons for several newspapers in his home state of Virginia.

Soon he signed a deal with a production company to write and produce The Trevor Moore Show, a weekly sketch comedy program for his local TV station and their affiliates.

In 1999, he earned a personal internship with the executive producer of “Saturday Night Live”, Lorne Michaels Moore, and moved to New York. 

Soon Moore, along with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter, founded ‘The Whitest Kids U Know’ comedy troupe. The group gained national attention when it won Best Sketch Group at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in 2006.

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Last year, the group launched an official Youtube channel featuring all of their popular sketches, commentaries and bonus materials.

He was most recently the co-creator and executive producer of Disney’s ‘Just Roll With It’, a comedy in which the performers let the audience select what occurs in various scenarios, and the creator and host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Trevor Moore Show’.