Comedian Ralphie May has died at age 45 after suffering cardiac arrest.
A rep for May tells The Blast Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had “cancelled a handful of dates over the last month in an effort to recover.”
“Earlier this morning at a private residence in Las Vegas his body was discovered, cause of death is cardiac arrest.”
He initially rose to fame in 2003 after finishing as a runner-up on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He also did a big special for Netflix, “Unruly,” in 2015.
May even performed a show last night at Harrah’s casino.
He recently announced that he had won “Casino Comedian of the Year.”
— Ralphie May (@Ralphie_May) October 5, 2017
May married comedian Lahna Turner in 2005 and they had two children, April and August. Turner filed for divorce in 2015.