BREAKING: Popular Comedian Found DEAD At 45… WHOA

Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45


We are saddened to report that the fat funny man Ralphie May has died at age 45 in Las Vegas.


So damned young. So sad.

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May was a Tennessee-born comedian who rose to fame after appearing on the first season on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

May died of cardiac arrest after battling pneumonia Friday night, his representative, Stacey Pokluda said.

Pokluda confirmed that May’s body was found Friday morning at a private residence in Las Vegas, where he had a residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Page Six reports.


She said May had performed there Thursday night after having had to cancel several dates to recover from pneumonia, which had plagued him for weeks.


Pokluda noted his cause of death was cardiac arrest, in which an electrical problem causes the heart to stop pumping completely. When that happens, oxygenated blood fails to reach the brain, lungs and other organs.

She also noted in her statement that May had just won the Casino Comedian of the Year award at the Global Gaming Expo.

Tributes immediately began to tour in on social media from the tight-knit comedy community.

May, who rose to fame after his 2003 “Last Comic Standing” win, was also seen on Comedy Central and Netflix along with his residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Page Six reported.

His manager, Judi Marmel, told USA TODAY he was also working on a new comedy special and had completed his autobiography, This Might Get a Little Heavy, for St. Martin’s Press. It’s due this spring.

In a statement, she wrote: “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.”

“We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May,” his rep confirmed to Page Six on Friday. “Earlier this morning at a private residence in Las Vegas his body was discovered, cause of death is cardiac arrest.”

May’s fellow comedians took to social media to express their condolences.

“Oh man fellow comedian and friend Ralphie May just died. So crazy. RIP Ralphie. You my friend were one of the nicest and kindest out there.”

. helped get me in . He didn’t know me at all and after he saw my set he told Jamie Masada to have me onboard.”

“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.”

“Damn. RIP Ralphie May. Comic warrior.”

“This one hurts… Ralphie May was one of the good guys in this business full of phonies… He…

Comedian Ralphie May Dead at 45 – The Last Time we Saw Him [2015] | TMZ

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May is survived by his wife Lahna Turner and two children, daughter April June May and son August James May.

Rest in peace brother.



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