Comedian Ralphie May Dead At Age 45

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It is a sad day in the world of comedy 🙁

Comedian Ralphie May died Friday morning of cardiac arrest after battling pneumonia, his manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter, among others.

TMZ first reported news of his death at the age of 45 after his body was found inside a private home in Las Vegas, manager Judi Marmel told TMZ.

Earlier this year the comedian moved into a room at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. According to TMZ, he had performed his show there every Thursday night.

He finished second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003. Just two days before his death, Ralphie May won the Casino Comedian of the Year award at the Global Gaming Expo.

Comedians and others reached out on Twitter to share their shock of the sad news.