Robert Pickering “Bo” Burnham Death: Hamilton, Massachusetts-born stand-up comedian, musician, YouTuber, actor, and filmmaker who talked about taking his own life and sending himself to hell on a certain date has tragically passed away on the same date. American comedian Robert Pickering “Bo” Burnham reportedly died on Jan. 17, 2024, according to a source in LA. He was 33.
What happened to Bo Burnham
The August 1990-born YouTuber allegedly talked about sending himself to hell several months ago. His fans all over the world have been left mourning after all of Robert Pickering’s “Bo” Burnha’s songs were deleted from Spotify. Many narrated that the Eighth Grade filmmaker kept to his words of unliving himself at the said date.
Is Bo Burnham Dead?
RIP Bo Burnham, a grieving fan Sarah Gratz wrote on Facebook. According to reports, the singer was allegedly pronounced dead from an apparent suicide following a long battle with anxiety and panic episodes. At the time of this publication, Bo’s management has not released any official statement following the claims.
Who Was Bo Burnham?
Bo was a multi-talented American who dabbled in stand-up comedy, music, acting, and filmmaking. Burnham’s films blend cinematic techniques with musical composition, sketch comedy, and stand-up comedy; his admirers are left to decipher the tragic or dramatic undertones in his work.
The comic songs that Burnham posted to his YouTube site in 2006 generally featured wordplay and dark or forbidden subject matter, and he composed them himself. He became one of the first YouTube celebrities when, in his late teens, his music videos became instant hits. He started putting his songs on albums, like Bo fo Sho (2008) and Bo Burnham (2009), which is the name of the album.
Burnham eventually pivoted away from YouTube and toward stand-up comedy, fusing his comic songs with traditional stand-up. His comedic features “Words Words Words” (2010), “What.” (2013), and “Make Happy” (2016) were all released by him. Additionally, he produced the poetry collection Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone (2013), co-created and starred in the MTV mockumentary series Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous (2013), and contributed to the score and screenplay of an abandoned comedy film.
Robert Pickering Burnham was the son of Patricia, a hospice nurse, and Scott, a builder and businessman and builder. His father owns a construction company, and he and his older siblings, Samm and Pete, are both employed there. Due to his mother’s position as the school nurse, Burnham was able to attend St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he was educated at no cost during his Catholic upbringing.
He graduated in 2008 after being active in the theater and campus ministry programs and being named to the honor roll. He never showed up to his experimental theater program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, despite having been admitted. He put it off for a year to focus on his stand-up comedy career.
Bo’s Eighth Grade Movie
In January 2018, Burnham had his feature film debut at the Sundance Film Festival with Eighth Grade, which he wrote and directed. A24 produced and released the picture. Numerous awards, including those for Best Original Screenplay and Outstanding Directing—First-Time Feature Film—were bestowed upon the film by the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America, respectively. It has an average Metacritic score of 89 out of 100 and a 99% approval rating based on 326 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
Burnham lived in Los Angeles. Lorene Scafaria, a filmmaker, was his girlfriend from 2013 until 2022. Speculation began in January 2023 that he was seeing musician Phoebe Bridgers after his breakup with Scafaria. Bridgers verified their relationship eight months later.
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