‘Whitest Kids U’Know’ founder Trevor Moore, born in Montclair, dies at 41
Trevor Moore, a Montclair native and co-founder of the sketch comedy group "The Whitest Kids U'Know," died Friday evening in what family members described as a "tragic accident," according to multiple reports.
“We are devastated by the loss of my husband, best friend and the father of our son," a statement provided to Variety and others on behalf of Moore's wife, Aimee Carlson, said. "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. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone. This is a tragic and sudden loss and we ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”
According to his IMDB page, Moore was born on April 3, 1980 in Montclair. Moore moved to Virginia as a child.
The "Whitest Kids U'Know" group's self-titled series ran for five seasons on IFC. He was also a co-creator of the Disney comedy shows "Just Roll With It" and "Walk the Prank." He hosted the "Trevor Moore" Show on Comedy Central starting in 2019.
"Early this morning, we learned that we lost our brother, our collaborator and the driving force behind WKUK," fellow "Whitest Kids" members Zach Cregger and Sam Brown wrote in a statement published on wkukplus.com. "He was our best friend, and we speak for all of us in saying that the loss of Trevor is unimaginable. We are heartbroken and our grief pales in comparison to the loss felt by his wife and son.
"On behalf of WKUK, we ask for privacy during our time of profound grief, and strength for his family who are dealing with the impossible thought of living life without him. 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."
Also this weekend, Kool & The Gang founder and longtime Montclair resident Dennis Thomas died in his sleep.
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