Cliché as it may seem but they say that laughter is the best medicine and true enough, everything that is not so good about this world seems to disappear after a good laugh. Often than not, we always give credit to good jokes or great punchlines that we seemed to forget the brilliant minds behind them like stand-up comedians who have delivered the food for the best laughter we may had had in our lifetime. 9 hours ago as I was typing these words that are too foolish to be considered as wisdom, stand-up comedian Ralphie May was reported dead, Friday in Las Vegas.
He reportedly died of cardiac arrest.
Ralphie May, Last Comedy Standing, Death
The latest status update of Ralphie May’s official Facebook page delivered a shocking message to all his followers and his fans. It read:
“We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May. 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.
Two days ago he won the Casino Comedian of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo and had performances throughout the remainder of 2017 as part of his residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
May is survived by his wife Lahna Turner and children April June May and August James May.”
Ralphie May is considered one of the most successful comedians to ever grace the ‘Last Comic Standing’ during its 2013 run. He starred and appeared on numerous Comedy Central specials while also juggling some Netflix specials such as Imperfectly Yours and Unruly.
Before the announcement of his death, Ralphie May had to cancel his Colorado show after the doctors diagnosed him with bronchitis. Before death, he was also nominated as Casino Comedian of the Year for his ‘No Apologies’ Las Vegas show.
Well, here’s to the genuine talent of Ralphie May and to every person that chuckled and has been inspired by his hard work. You will certainly be missed.
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