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.
— Ralphie May (@Ralphie_May) October 6, 2017
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.
Ralphie May. Dammit. You were a funny and sweet mofo man. Rest In Peace.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) October 6, 2017
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.
— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) October 6, 2017
I love you @Ralphie_May rest in paradise my friend. Thank you for giving me my first break in hollywood.
— Jo Koy (@Jokoy) October 6, 2017