Fans and friends are in mourning over the sudden passing of Trevor Moore, a stellar comedian and founding member of The Whitest Kids U’ Know sketch comedy troupe.
He was only 41 years old. The comedy community is reeling over the loss of a man who friends say was uniquely talented, extraordinarily kind, and an inspiration to millions.
Moore is survived by his wife of eleven years, Aimee Carlson, and their son.
The Whitest Kids U’ Know
Trevor Moore was a founding member of The Whitest Kids U’ Know (WKUK), a sketch comedy group formed by a handful of students at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Moore and his friends Sam Brown and Zach Cregger founded the group in 1999, with Timmy Williams joining later.
In 2003, the troupe departed from the school and began finding success in the real world. They began touring New York City’s top comedy venues, and in 2005, WKUK began working with comedy producer Jim Biederman.
By 2006, Biederman had helped WKUK to land their own TV show on the Fuse network, which later moved to IFC due to Fuse’s restricting limitations on comedy content at the time. IFC continued producing the show for five seasons, up until April of 2011.
Rest in Peace: Celebrity Tributes to Trevor Moore
Networks, friends, and fans have been swarming to social media since the accident to share their sorrow over the loss of one of this generation’s great comedic voices.
The amount of different things Trevor Moore did:
Public access show in highschool
Stand up in college
5 seasons of a great TV sketch show
Starred in a major movie
Regular on a network tv show
Released a ton of music
Created a prank show that had 60 eps
RIP comedy’s Forrest Gump pic.twitter.com/4V6EZSGvna
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) August 8, 2021
Everyone that knew Trevor Moore and works in comedy can’t even make dark jokes on text about his passing. It says a lot about how loved he was. Usually it takes about 10 seconds before someone makes a joke. It’s what comedians do. Sorry, Trevor. Feels like we’re letting you down.
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) August 8, 2021
Trevor Moore wrote a scene for me where I try substitute teaching, promptly have a mental breakdown in front of a class of kids, burst into tears, run away, and knock myself unconscious on a door jam. A true gift from a generous king. Thanks, brother pic.twitter.com/0mSuWMSn5S
— Matt Braunger (@Braunger) August 8, 2021
Death Has Yet to Be Explained
Trevor Moore passed away at the age of 41 on Friday, August 6, 2021. Reports say that Moore was involved in some kind of accident that caused his untimely death, but no further details have been made public yet.
“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,” said Moore’s wife, Aimee Carlson, in a statement.
“This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of grieving,” she added.
Zach Cregger and Sam Brown of WKUK also contributed to the statement:
“He was our best friend, and we speak for all of us in saying that the loss of Trevor is unimaginable. Our hope is that friends, fellow artists, and fans that loved him will not focus on his death, but will remember the countless moments of laughter he gave them.”
Our hearts go out to all those who loved Trevor Moore. He most certainly won’t be forgotten.