TMZ reports comedian Ralphie May passed away after suffering a heart attack at a private residence in Vegas Friday morning. May, 45, had been battling pneumonia for six weeks, but performed in Vegas Thursday evening. He is survived by his wife, comedian Lahna Turner, and two kids, daughter April June May and son August James May.
Ralphie caught his big professional break back in 2003 when he finished second on the first season of Last Comic Standing. Over the next 14 years, the Arkansas-bred comedian released a number of stand-up specials, including 2015’s Ralphie May: Unruly on Netflix.
A number of fellow comedians have taken to Twitter to say a few words in May’s name. Rest in peace, Ralphie.
— Ralphie May (@Ralphie_May) October 6, 2017
Ralphie May RIP funny man. We shared good talks & good laughs . See you on the other side kid
— Jim Breuer (@JimBreuer) October 6, 2017
Ralphie May. Dammit. You were a funny and sweet mofo man. Rest In Peace.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) October 6, 2017
This hurts too much. @Ralphie_May helped me so much. Rest In Peace. Thank you for all the love you have given me. Thank you for everything.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 6, 2017
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
We cannot spare @Ralphie_May he is one of nature's gentleman.
— Greg Proops (@GregProops) October 6, 2017
So sad to hear about Ralphie. Sweet guy. He loved doing stand up and loved comedians. #RIPRalphieMay
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 6, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 6, 2017
I'm at a loss for words to hear about the passing of comedian Ralfie May. He was a friend to many and a father of 2 beautiful children. RIP? pic.twitter.com/nGsq63xN0c
— Gabriel Iglesias (@fluffyguy) October 6, 2017
— Kate Quigley (@KateQFunny) October 6, 2017
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