teddy ray

Comedian Teddy Ray‘s death this past week shocked the entertainment industry, and we’ve learned his cause of death was an apparent drowning.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ they responded to a call Friday morning around 10 AM at a private residence in Rancho Mirage, where a maintenance worker reported finding a man floating in the swimming pool.

Cops arrived and discovered Teddy dead in the pool. RCSO tells us there were no obvious signs of foul play. It’s unclear whose pool the comedian drowned in — the Coroner says he lived in Gardena, CA — a good 2 1/2 hours away from the desert.

We’re told investigators will wait for all results from Teddy’s autopsy before determining an official cause of death.