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Comedian Rich Ceisler Dies

BOSTON (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran Boston-based comic Rich Ceisler has passed away due to complications of Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system.

According to Comic news website Laughspin, Ceisler fell ill while performing on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital in the Dominican Republic, but passed away from pneumonia.

Originally from Long Island, Ceisler was active both on the comedy club circuit and as a corporate comedian, performing for companies such as IBM, Xerox and Pepsi. Ceisler's specialty was posing a expert lecturer Dr. Richard Clark, taking corporate audiences by surprise.

Unfortunately, Ceisler's illness left significant medical bills in his wake that were not covered by insurance and a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help defray these expenses.

The service for Rich will be at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton on August 10th. – Staff Writers