Tributes to former Minneapolis stand-up Raghav Mehta, who has died at 31

Mehta was a regular on the Twin Cities scene.
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The comedy world is paying tributes to former Minnesota stand-up and comedy writer Raghav Mehta, who has died unexpectedly at the age of 31.

The Comic's Comic reports that Mehta, a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, died on Thursday night.

He was living in Brooklyn, New York at the time of his death, the cause of which has not been revealed.

During his career, Mehta had performed at First Avenue, had his work featured in the Star Tribune, City Pages and Minnesota Public Radio, and wrote for the Minnesota Daily and The Wake at the U of M.

He was more recently known as the co-host of the podcast "Pod Damn America." 

Among those paying tribute in the Twin Cities is City Pages' web editor Jay Boller.

"I love and miss my friend @ACLUOfficial so f----- much," he wrote on Twitter. "He was the funniest person I knew and would be ruthlessly critiquing our mourning right now."

Mehta was just last week featured in this article by Vulture titled "Raghav Mehta is not the ACLU."

The title is a nod to his Twitter handle @ACLUOfficial, with Mehta explaining that he changed his Twitter handle to that as a joke after President Trump was elected and "every other comedy show was an ACLU fundraiser."

His Facebook page and Twitter handle have been flooded with tributes from friends and fans since news of his death was announced.

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