LAS VEGAS (CelebrityAccess) — TMZ is reporting that comedian Ralphie May has died after suffering a cardiac arret. He was 45.
“We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May,” said his publicist in a statement.
“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.”
May's breakthrough in the world of stand up comedy came in 2003 after he finished second on the NBC televised talent show "Last Comic Standing" in 2003.
Since then, he was known for his busy touring schedule and for specials on Comedy Central — Girth of a Nation (2006), Prime Cut (2007), Austin-tatious (2008), and Too Big To Ignore (2012) and Netflix – Unruly (2015) and Imperfectly Yours (2015)..
May is survived by his ex wife Lahna Turner; and children April June May and August James May.