‘Last Comic Standing’ dies of cardiac arrest following bout with pneumonia in Las Vegas.
“We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May. Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover. Earlier this morning at a private residence in Las Vegas his body was discovered, cause of death is cardiac arrest,” the comedian’s rep said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Ralphie May rose to fame after coming second place on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. In the last 15 years since that he had 45 comedy central specials and two Netflix specials Imperfectly Yours and Unruly.
Fellow comedians took to twitter after hearing the news:
Wow….I was just told that Ralphie May passed. I'm truly saddened by this. He was a good dude. Heaven just got another funny angel RIP man
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) October 6, 2017
Damn. RIP Ralphie May. Comic warrior.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) October 6, 2017