Comedian David A. Arnold who headlined two Netflix specials and was a writer and producer on Fuller House has died aged 54.

In a statement his family confirmed that he died "peacefully" at his home, three days after he started a US tour.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold.

"David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes. Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time, as we are all shocked and devastated by this loss."

Arnold, who has two children with his wife Julie L. Harkness, headlined two stand-up comedy specials on Netflix - David A. Arnold: Fat Ballerina in 2017 and It Ain't For The Weak in 2022.

The comedian served as a writer and producer on Fuller House and he also wrote for Meet The Browns, The Rickey Smiley Show, Raising Whitley and The Tony Rock Project.

His friend and fellow comedian Chris Spencer said: "Our closely knit comedy community mourns the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it.

"He was admired by his peers, respected by other veterans, and looked up to by the burgeoning comedians that he mentored."