It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold.

David passed away today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes.

Keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy, as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss," his family said.

"Our closely knit comedy community mourns the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it," Spencer said.

He will me deeply missed, especially by his comedy fraternity," Arnold's best friend, Chris Spencer said.

Arnold was on break from his Pace Ya Self comedy tour, which was set to resume in New Brunswick.

Born March 15, 1968, Arnold began his career in comedy in 1997 and released two Netflix comedy specials.

Arnold also wrote prolifically for television, serving as a writer and producer on Netflix.

He's survived by his wife, Julia and their two children.