Comedian Ralphie May Dead at 45 After Suffering Cardiac Arrest

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.”

May married comedian Lahna Turner in 2005 and they had two children, April and August.  Turner filed for divorce in 2015.