Donny Davis dies at 43: Comedian beloved by Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus passes away in Vegas

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Donny Davis dies at the age of 43: Comedian beloved by Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus passes away in Las Vegas

  • The comedian, who frequently appeared on Chelsea Lately, was found dead inside a room at Resorts World, according to a local 8 News Now report
  • Authorities responded to the hotel on the south end of the strip just after 6 a.m., and no cause of death has yet to be determined pending an autopsy 
  • Davis performed with Britney in Vegas on her Piece of Me residency and was a regular in Los Angeles for more than two decades at Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse


Donny Davis, a comedian beloved by Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus, died in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. He was 43.

The impersonator, who frequently appeared on Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately, was found dead inside a room at the Resorts World hotel, according to a local 8 News Now report. 

Authorities responded to the hotel on the south end of the strip just after 6 a.m., and no cause of death has yet to be determined pending an autopsy.

Rest in peace: Donny Davis, a comedian beloved by Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus, died in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. He was 43

Rest in peace: Donny Davis, a comedian beloved by Britney Spears, Mariah Carey and Miley Cyrus, died in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday. He was 43

Davis performed with Britney in Vegas on her Piece of Me residency in 2013 and was a regular in Los Angeles for more than two decades at Jeff Beacher’s Madhouse.

Beacher told TMZ: ‘Donny broke barriers in the little people community and was an inspiration to his peers. He will be missed terribly but his legacy and the impact he had on those who loved him will live on forever.’ 

Ryan Phillippe took to Instagram with a host of photos to memorialize his ‘dynamo’ friend who had ‘more confidence than I could ever hope to have.’

Tragic: The impersonator, who frequently appeared on Chelsea Handler's show Chelsea Lately, was found dead inside a room at the Resorts World hotel, according to a local 8 News Now report; seen in 2018

Tragic: The impersonator, who frequently appeared on Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately, was found dead inside a room at the Resorts World hotel, according to a local 8 News Now report; seen in 2018

Beacher told TMZ :'Donny broke barriers in the little people community and was an inspiration to his peers. He will be missed terribly but his legacy and the impact he had on those who loved him will live on forever'

Beacher told TMZ : ‘Donny broke barriers in the little people community and was an inspiration to his peers. He will be missed terribly but his legacy and the impact he had on those who loved him will live on forever’

Friends forever: Ryan Phillippe took to Instagram with a host of photos to memorialize his'dynamo' friend who had'more confidence than I could ever hope to have'

Friends forever: Ryan Phillippe took to Instagram with a host of photos to memorialize his ‘dynamo’ friend who had ‘more confidence than I could ever hope to have’

He wrote: ‘It was impossible to be around him without having a good time. His energy was boundless and he got everything he could out of life with the time he had here. A good lesson for us all. Miss you already, bud. Rest In Peace and wreak some havoc in heaven. You’re unforgettable.’

Comedian Jeffrey Ross wrote that Donny was a complete ‘rock star’ in a hilarious tribute shared on Instagram as he wrote: ‘I’m gonna miss my beautiful generous friend. My condolences to his family and his big brother Jeff Beacher.

Buddies: Comedian Jeffrey Ross wrote that Donny was a complete'rock star' in a hilarious tribute shared on Instagram

Buddies: Comedian Jeffrey Ross wrote that Donny was a complete ‘rock star’ in a hilarious tribute shared on Instagram

Never a dull moment: His celebrity roster of friends seemed endless with snaps shared of wild nights out with the hottest stars in town, including Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato

Never a dull moment: His celebrity roster of friends seemed endless with snaps shared of wild nights out with the hottest stars in town, including Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato 

Just another day: Donny had fun with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Just another day: Donny had fun with Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Nicky Hilton commented, ‘We lost a legend’ as sister Paris added a heart emoji under Jeffrey’s post. 

Donny’s celebrity roster of friends seemed endless with snaps shared of wild nights out with the hottest stars in town, including Nick and Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner, Demi Lovato and Paris Hilton. 

While Davis found fame on stage, he also appeared in the 2013 flick Pain & Gain with Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie, and also in Tommy Chong’s 2017 comedy It’s Gawd! 

Always a good time: He shared a'St. Pattys Day throwback' celebrating Paris Hilton's birthday last year dressed in leprechaun threads

Always a good time: He shared a ‘St. Pattys Day throwback’ celebrating Paris Hilton’s birthday last year dressed in leprechaun threads

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