AceShowbiz - Mat George, who co-hosted the popular podcast "She Rates Dogs", has passed away. The podcaster died on Saturday, July 17 after a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He was only 26 years old.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Mat was struck by a white BMW in a hit-and-run in Los Angeles on Saturday morning around 2:20 A.M. while walking in an unmarked crosswalk in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death was later confirmed by his podcast co-host Michaela Okland via Twitter. "I would rather you guys here this from me than a news article. Mat was killed in a hit and run last night," she broke the news on Saturday afternoon to their fans on social media.
"I don't really have any other words right now. I wish I could contact everybody who knows him personally but the news is already out and I just can't do it right now," she added.
In another post, Michaela shared a follow-up message, thanking all of their fans and loved ones for "telling stories" about how Mat "impacted you." She penned, "Thank you to everybody who's reached out, I'm really sorry but I probably won't respond for awhile even if we are close." She continued, "Thank you so much to everybody telling stories and sharing how he impacted you. Whenever you think of him in the future, please do talk about him."
His passing was also mourned by his friends and followers, who shared heartfelt tributes on social media. "Mat George was the funniest person I know hands down, funnier than most career comedians. I told him that every time we talked. His career barely got started and I was so excited to watch him succeed. I'm at a loss for words. Rest In Peace," wrote comedian Abby Govindan.
"Mat george's death is hitting me unusually hard. I didnt know the man one bit but i would see his tweets and interactions on the tl all the time. he seemed like the epitome of a great dude and it sucks so bad that he's gone," wrote one fan. In the meantime, another added, "He was always a bright spot on my timeline. His vulnerability and humor made me feel a little more at home in my own skin."