Comedian Patrice O’Neal Dead At Age 41

Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away today at age 41 after a long-term battle with diabetes. His booking agent released the following statement:

It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal has passed away this morning at 7:00am due to the complications of the stroke he suffered on October 19. Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius. His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side. Patrice is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; his step daughter Aymilyon, sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia. The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.

O’Neal will be remembered for his dark, and sometimes confrontational sense of humor, he was best known probably for Comedy Central’s roast of Charlie Sheen and his role in Scary Movie 4. If you recall earlier this year O’Neal suffered a stroke and had been hospitalized. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

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