Kier Spates, who is a comedian on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, friend and assistant Bryan Cooke was found dead in his hotel room at the W Hotel over the Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta.
According to 11alive, when Spates didn’t hear from Cooke, he asked the staff at the hotel to check on him. When hotel staff knocked on the door early Sunday morning and didn’t get an answer, they entered the room and found Cooke lying unresponsive on the bed.
Spates told police that they had gone out Saturday night but returned to their separate hotel rooms around 3 a.m.
“Mr. Kier explained that he and Cooke went out and smoked cigars, but stated that they did not take any drugs. Mr. Spates stated that his friend was fine when they returned to the hotel, and said that he was having a normal conversation with him early that morning at the time of their arrival around 3AM,” the incident report read.
According to the incident report, Cooke was found face down on the bed. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said Cooke died from natural causes.
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Today was the hardest day I have ever gone through! God is still in control. I lost my best friend today. He was actually my brother. We were friends since I was 16. I have no words. I am going to pull through for you Bryan Cooke. I won’t let you down. I love you and miss you. God must have needed a Titan in heaven today. Please keep his family in prayer and lifted up. I want to say thank you for keeping me in check through all my successes. You was the first to say man you got it. Thank you brother for keeping me focused. The world is hurt today. Your impact was truly felt. You made me a Man today. You said you was gone do it, I just didn’t know it was going to be like this. Thank you for all you taught me. Took me all day to type this. Just greet me when I walk through those gates!!! Show me around. See you Cooke. Truth be told, you was always better than me and I knew it. You did too. Thank you Lord for sending me the person I needed! The fight over Cooke! You won! #onemanarmy #RIH
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