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Charlie Sheen on Patrice O'Neal

The World Lost a 'Brilliant Man'

11/29/2011 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charlie Sheen has released a statement about the death of Patrice ONeal
Charlie Sheen
has released a statement about the death of Patrice O'Neal -- saying, "The world at large lost a brilliant man today."

Sheen says he only met O'Neal just a few days before the comic roasted him at the Comedy Central Roast back in September ... but says, "I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent."

"Patrice had that rare 'light' around him and inside of him."

Sheen concluded, "My tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family."

Patrice passed away this morning, as a result of the stroke he suffered back in October.

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11 COMMENTS

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1.

JiLL1    

Why did Patrice do a roast for Charlie Sheen if he barely knew him? So sad that he passed away esp. so young

1029 days ago
2.

Uncle Rufus    

Aw HELL...saw him on the Sheen roast....VERY funny guy...RIP big guy.

1029 days ago
3.

Delaware D    

Patrice was awesome at the Sheen roast. RIP, brother.

1029 days ago
4.

Maria    

Have you noticed that comedians who roasted Charlie Sheen are dying one by one !!!!

1029 days ago
5.

ChloeMarie    

oh SHUT UP, CS...

1029 days ago
6.

jason    

Damn if this situation doesn't smack of Greg Giraldo! Do a roast then die a short time later.
R.I.P Patrice

1029 days ago
7.

shadough    

CS looks awful!!

1029 days ago
8.

Truth    

Who gives a **** what Charlie Sheen thinks?

1028 days ago
9.

INeedFacebookFriends.com    

charlie looks like he eats too many bacon samwitches.

1028 days ago

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