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Stevie Ryan dies; YouTube and VH1 star was 33 years old

Actress Stevie Ryan, above in 2013, first gained

Actress Stevie Ryan, above in 2013, first gained fame on YouTube by doing impersonations of celebrities. Credit: Invision / AP / Jordan Strauss

LOS ANGELES — Stevie Ryan, an actress and comedian who gained fame with impersonations of celebrities on YouTube, has died. She was 33.

Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter says Ryan died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles. He says her death has been ruled a suicide after the agency performed an autopsy.

Ryan had gained fame on YouTube with impersonations of celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Amy Winehouse.

She also had a sketch comedy show on VH1, “Stevie TV,” and co-hosted a relationship talk show with Brody Jenner.

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