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Comedian Ralphie May died after going into cardiac arrest at the age of 45, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Friday.
May, who was known for placing second on the first season of Last Comic Standing and appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and in his Netflix comedy specials, Ralphie May: Unruly and Ralphie May: Imperfectly Yours, was in the middle of a nationwide tour.
Fellow comedians immediately took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences over the news, with many describing May as “funny” and “kind.”
Stand-up comedian Larry the Cable Guy spoke kindly of May as well, saying, “You my friend were one of the nicest and kindest out there.”
Actor Ken Jeong, of The Hangover franchise fame, said May helped him “so much.” “This hurts too much. [He] helped me so much. Rest In Peace. Thank you for all the love you have given me. Thank you for everything,” he wrote.
Read more sentiments below.
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
Whoa… man.. this sucks. Ralphie was a good guy & a very funny person. Condolences to his family & fans. https://t.co/M9s6bneAeA
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) October 6, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) 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
Damnit @Ralphie_May ! I’m so sad right now. Such a great guy. Rest well, friend.
— Damon Wayans Yunior? (@wayansjr) 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
Oh NO. Ralphie May, comedian. RIP. As much fun to hang out with as he was to watch. GODDAMIT.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 6, 2017
R.I.P. Ralphie May. Truly one of the nicest cats I ever met.
— Craig Robinson (@MrCraigRobinson) October 6, 2017
Really sad to hear the news that @Ralphie_May died. Always funny and a really sweet guy.
— jim jefferies (@jimjefferies) October 6, 2017
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) October 6, 2017
My Brother is gone………
— Joey CoCo Diaz (@madflavor) 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
RIP Ralphie May, so funny and always so nice. What a fucking bummer.
— Dan Soder (@DanSoder) October 6, 2017
Crushed by the news about @Ralphie_May. Forget how funny he was…such a kind, generous soul. We will miss you, brother.
— Josh Wolf (@joshwolfcomedy) 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
This one hurts… Ralphie May was one of the good guys in this business full of phonies… He… https://t.co/eUcUXT5uEv
— Russell Peters (@therealrussellp) October 6, 2017
— Kathleen Madigan (@kathleenmadigan) October 6, 2017
Sad to hear about Ralphie. Didn’t know him well but he was always generous when we’d cross paths. Loved comedy. Loved people. #RIPRalphieMay
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) October 6, 2017
Damn. RIP Ralphie May. Comic warrior.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) October 6, 2017
Thank you, Ralphie May. You were a world-class comedian. pic.twitter.com/TGWpRcyQGH
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) October 6, 2017
— Chris Kattan (@ChrisKattan) October 6, 2017
Man…we lost one of the greatest today. I proud to have called this man one of my best friends & mentors. May you Rest In Peace Ralphie May
— Matt Rife (@ItsMattRife) October 6, 2017
I love you RALPHIE MAY
Realest dude I’ve ever met.#justcorrect
— Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) October 6, 2017
You will be missed, Ralphie. We’re sure you’re making God laugh as we speak. pic.twitter.com/15lF7R1zwn
— Laugh Factory (@TheLaughFactory) October 6, 2017
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