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YouTube and VH1 star Stevie Ryan dead at age 33

She podcast her final podcast on June 29.


Audra Schroeder


Published Jul 3, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 1:04 am CDT

YouTuber and actress Stevie Ryan has passed away at the age of 33.

The death was ruled a suicide, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office. Ryan died on July 1.

In the early days of YouTube, Ryan was known for her channel Little Loca, on which she addressed celebrity and reality TV culture as well as rape and teen pregnancy. She moved on to reality TV in 2012 with the VH1 show Stevie TV and in 2015 co-hosted the Brody Jenner E! series Sex With Brody.

Ryan was open about mental health, and co-hosted the podcast Mentally Ch(ill). On June 29 Ryan tweeted out the latest episode, in which she discusses her grandfather’s death and history with depression; on June 30 she tweeted one last time.

The YouTube community has offered an outpouring of support for Ryan.

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.). 

H/T Entertainment Weekly 

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*First Published: Jul 3, 2017, 1:10 pm CDT