Local internet comedian died of suicide, county investigation finds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Four months later, the Sacramento County coroner’s inquiry into the death of internet funnyman Huey Haha has been completed. According to documents reviewed by The Update, the young man’s cause of death was determined to be suicide via a single gunshot wound to the head.

The comedian, whose real name was Minh Hieu Ngoc Ha, was found dead in his room at the Hidden Lake Condominium Rentals in the Pocket on the afternoon of October 25th, 2021. Police responded to an emergency medical aid call and found Ha, 22, with a through-and-through gunshot wound to the head. A handgun he used to commit suicide was found nearby.

“The decedent was a 22-year-old male who was found at home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” deputy Zhanna Khabatyuk wrote in a report. “An investigation did not reveal anything unusual or suspicious, and there was no concern for foul play.”

An online memorial for Ha’s funeral costs has raised over $46,000 and he has amassed over 300,000 social media followers since his death. Ha, who claimed to have bipolar disorder, tweeted “Fuck life” and deactivated his account shortly before his death.

Ha’s vulgar, blunt brand of skit comedy reached far beyond his neighborhood and home city of Sacramento. His videos have been watched hundreds of thousands of times and his death was reported on by several celebrity news outlets including People Magazine, Inside Edition, and TMZ.

In one video, titled “When you like to bring up your struggle” and posted a little over one month before his death, Ha played an old-fashioned version of himself who constantly brought up his difficult upbringing at every opportunity.

“Damn, no more water bottles?” the man behind the camera asked, holding an empty bottle that Ha would snatch out of his hand moments later.

“Bruh, you hella’ spoon-fed, bro,” Ha responded, filling up the plastic bottle with tap water before taking a drink. “Tastes just like metal.”

Ethan Biando
Ethan Biando is a freelance journalist from Sacramento. His writing focuses on crime, courts, and policing. Find him on Twitter @ethanb822

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