The comedy world is mourning the loss of one the best comedians to ever grace the stage. Comedian Patrice O’Neal died today (November 29) due to complications from a stroke he suffered in October, He was 41.
O’Neal’s booking agent, Matt Frost, confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly. O’Neal is best known for his hilarious commentary on VH1′s I Love the 80s, I Love the 70s, I Love Toys and I Love the Holidays. O’Neal has also appeared in such television shows as Yes Dear, The Office, In The Cut, Chapelle’s Show and Arrested Development just to name a few.
One of O’ Neal’s last memorable stints was roasting Charlie Sheen during his infamous Comedy Central Roast a few months back.
Sheen tweeted a heartfelt message upon hearing about O’Neal’s passing.
“The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man today.
Patrice had that rare “light” around him and inside of him.
I only knew him for the few days leading up the Roast.
Yet I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent.
my tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family.”
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