Famous longtime Hollywood comedian was just found dead. Prayers for his family during this heartbreaking time.
He is the stand-up comedian who turned a second-place finish on Last Comic Standing. It turned into a successful career in comedy for him too. The hilarious and loved, Ralphie May died Friday in Las Vegas. He was 45.
According to reports he died from cardiac arrest following a brief battle with pneumonia. Variety shared that back in September, May canceled a several dates from his Unruly stand-up tour due to the illness.
His manager announced the heartbreaking news in a statement on Facebook. It was a heartfelt statement sharing that he is going to miss his laugh and his friendship.
May was known as being very generous to his fellow comedians. His joy was contagious and he is going to be missed deeply.
“As his manager and his friend, I will miss his laugh, his generosity to fellow comedians, his trademark orneriness, and his enormous love of life. He left us entirely too soon — and we can only wonder where his comedy might have taken all of us. We send our love to his family, his fans, and all the comics who shared stages with him across the country.”
The statement continued to share that May won the Casino Comedian of the Year Award at the Global Gaming Expo just two days ago. He has remained a favorite in the comedy world and he will be missed.
“Two days ago he won the Casino Comedian of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo and had performances throughout the remainder of 2017 as part of his residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas.”
His death was completely unexpected and his fans and family are devastated to hear about his sudden death. Prayers for his family during this heartbreaking time.