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Patrice O'Neal

Dead at 41

11/29/2011 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Breaking News - Patrice ONeal died Monday night
Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Tuesday morning ... as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October ... this according to his friends at the "Opie and Anthony" radio show.

O'Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years -- and performed at the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" back in September.

O'Neal was a regular guest on the "Opie and Anthony" radio show -- and appeared on several TV shows such as "Chappelle Show," "The Office," and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn."

Opie just tweeted, "Yes it's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD."

O'Neal was 41.

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10:33 AM PST -- Patrice's rep, Matt Frost, tells TMZ ... "It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal has passed away this morning at 7:00 AM due to the complications of the stroke he suffered on October 19."

Frost adds, "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."



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todd    

Shocked. He was an original! Nobody delivered stand up comedy quite like he did. Sorry to hear. My thoughts go to his family

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vita    

Wow, this is so sad. Honestly the year is almost done and i'm sure more people will die between now and then. It is good to cherish your loved ones everyday because you don't know if you will have a future. R.I.P Mr. O'Neal

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chrisg    

Sad. Black men are dying in their 40s.

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Criss    

That really sucks! I liked him! R.I.P.

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Throwback kid    

RIP, a very funny man. This is the second man to die from the celebrity roast show, could the show be cursed?

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pinkariana04    

R.I.P

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drake    

I am so sorry to hear this! He was such a talented and hilarious man. I really enjoyed his comedy, wit and fierce intelligence. God Bless his soul and peace to his family.

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Ron Paar    

Very sad day for comedy...never did get to see him live, so sorry for his family for their loss. RIP Patrice!

874 days ago
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i said lesbians...    

nooooo! i loved patrice, this blows!!! r.i.p! next time take a kardashian sister.

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MrRedwine    

RIP Patrice!

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wpgguy    

RIP Funnyman you'll be missed.

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Stacy    

baabaabooey baabaabooey!

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jf    

Could you be any more harsh with your ******* headline? Couldn't you just say "Passes away at the age of 41"?? ********.

RIP Patrice. **** TMZ.

874 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Sad :-(

A funny and relevant man was taken too soon.

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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

WASNT HE RELATED TO SHAQUILLE

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