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Comedian Trevor Moore, who grew up in Charlottesville, dies in accident

Trevor Moore, a former Charlottesville resident and co-founder of the sketch comedy group Whitest Kids U Know, died in an accident Friday, according to media reports.

The 41-year-old drew the Cuddy comic strip for The Observer and then The Daily Progress when he was a teenager and hosted “The Trevor Moore Show” on Charlottesville public access TV, which started airing in 1996. More recently, he was the creator and host of a show by the same name on Comedy Central.

He also was the co-creator and executive producer for a Disney comedy series “Just Roll With It,” which started in 2019.

Moore, a 1998 Covenant School graduate who majored in film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, became the youngest published cartoonist when he released “Scraps,” a book of cartoons, at age 12.

He began his weekly “Cuddy” strip at age 16 in the now-defunct Charlottesville weekly The Observer. The comic strip eventually moved to The Daily Progress.

On the Charlottesville show, Moore and his friends performed different sketches such as a fake documentary about a colony of people who blew up when exposed to a camera, according to the Hook. They also played pranks such as dialing random Shiffletts from the phone book, per the Hook.

In a statement, the Moore family and his wife, Aimee Carlson, said they were devastated. He also is survived by a son, August.

“He was known as a writer and comedian to millions, and yet to us he was simply the center of our whole world,” the statement read. “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.”

Moore founded The Whitest Kids U Know with Zach Cregger, Sam Brown, Timmy Williams, and Darren Trumeter. The team had their own television show by the same time on IFC, which ran for five seasons.

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