David Arnold, a comedian and writer who worked on shows like Fuller House and Bigger, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2022, at the age of 54. His family confirmed his death in a statement, saying that he passed away peacefully at his home and that doctors ruled the cause of death as natural causes. But what exactly does that mean, and did he have any underlying health issues? Here is what we know about David Arnold’s cause of death cancer.
What are natural causes?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, natural causes are defined as “diseases or medical conditions existing at the time of death or for which the death can be reasonably attributed to.” This means that natural causes include any illness or disease that is not caused by external factors, such as accidents, homicides, suicides, or drug overdoses.
Some examples of natural causes are heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and influenza. However, natural causes can also include infections, organ failure, complications from surgery, or chronic conditions that worsen over time.
Did David Arnold have cancer?
The statement from David Arnold’s family did not specify what type of natural causes he died from, nor did they mention if he had any pre-existing medical conditions. However, some sources have claimed that he was suffering from cancer before his death.
According to Distractify, a source close to Arnold said that he had been diagnosed with cancer a few months before his death and that he was undergoing treatment. The source also said that Arnold was optimistic about his recovery and that he did not want to make his illness public.
However, this claim has not been verified by any official sources or by Arnold’s family. Therefore, it is not clear if David Arnold had cancer or not, or if it was related to his cause of death.
How did David Arnold’s fans and colleagues react to his death?
David Arnold was a beloved figure in the comedy world, known for his hilarious stand-up routines and his work as a writer and producer for various TV shows. He had recently released his second Netflix comedy special, It Ain’t for the Weak, which was produced by Kevin Hart. He was also the creator and showrunner of the Nickelodeon series That Girl Lay Lay, which starred teen rapper Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High.
Following the news of his death, many fans and fellow comedians expressed their shock and sadness on social media. They praised Arnold for his talent, his generosity, and his mentorship of young comedians.
Kevin Hart posted a tribute to Arnold on Instagram, writing: “I am in complete shock right now…I can’t believe this man…I am so sorry @davidaaarnold…You were such a good dude. You were so fucking talented man…You were just getting started…You had so much more that you were about to give to the world…I am so fucking angry right now…This makes no sense…Rest in peace my brother…Rest in peace.”
Other comedians who paid their respects to Arnold included Chris Spencer, Kym Whitley, Loni Love, Deon Cole, Tiffany Haddish, Marlon Wayans, and Wanda Sykes.
Arnold’s family asked for privacy and prayers during this difficult time. They also thanked everyone for their love and support. They said: “David was a loving husband, father, brother and friend who touched countless lives with his humor and kindness. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”