Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45 after cardiac arrest

Comedian Ralhpie May dead at 45. Photo via CBS8

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) Comedian Ralphie May, who rose to fame on TV’s “Last Comic Standing”, died Friday after a heart attack. He was 45.

A statement posted on May’s social media pages said the comic had battled pneumonia for the last few weeks. His body was found at his home in Las Vegas, according to the statement.

After finishing second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003, May became a stand-up staple in venues across the U.S. and had recently performed in a series of shows at Harrah’s in Vegas.

May is survived by his wife Lahna and children April June May and August James May.

Several high-profile comics and other celebs mourned the loss of May on social media.