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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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31.

Salvatore    

R.I.P., Patrice. You were a great comedian, and I'm sure wherever you are, the crowd is at your feet.

873 days ago
32.

jeff    

Just the other day I was wondering how he was after hearing of the stroke? They went after him on Sheen's roast. Everything happened so fast. Terrible.

873 days ago
33.

SusanCoyote    

How sad! Who cares about that child molester pig MJ? We have lost someone with real talent.

873 days ago
34.

Curtis    

Was jus*****ching re-runs of the Charlie Sheen roast two days ago, the dude was crazy funny. R.I.P.

873 days ago
35.

JoeFrancis    

RIP funny man.

873 days ago
36.

S    

R.I.P Patrice - Very sad - Gone too soon :-(

873 days ago
37.

Dose Of Reality    

We lost a genius.

873 days ago
38.

bunny    

What horrible names his poor family has been stuck with. Didn't somebody on the roast say he will be dead soon? RIP Patrice. These young deaths have got to stop.

873 days ago
39.

Scullz    

I've spent the last half hour listening to some of his better bits as feature on the Opie and Anthony Show on youtube. Dang he was funny and his lawf was infectious. Unfair this world is. Good luck bro. RIP Patrice.

873 days ago
40.

Freddy    

Honestly this guy was my favorite comedian going right now and I can't believe he's gone. Very smart guy that stood by every thing he said and could argue his point forever. Tough Crowd was one of my favorite shows and now 2 of the funniest guys from there are dead now. This sucks. RIP Patrice.

873 days ago
41.

popo    

ANOTHER FAT **** RACIST GONE GOOD KARMA

873 days ago
42.

Pete Replica    

We haven't seen too much of him in the uk, but clearly he had so much ahead of him-he was world class.
Sincere condolences to his family.
Pete

873 days ago
43.

B-Nice    

I understand a Roast is supposed to be harsh. But, all those jokes about his health & diabetes was going a bit too far. I know all those that heard those jokes and laughed must feel bad. RIP - Black men dying too early. Diabetes is very serious. STOP EATING MEAT IT WILL CUT YOUR CHOLESTEROL LEVELS DOWN WHICH WILL IN RETURN STOP YOUR LIVER AND PANCREAS FROM BEING SWELTERED IN FAT............

873 days ago
44.

Cal NotPorn McCaskill    

GOD HATES COMEDIANS. WHY MUST HE TAKE ALL OF MY FAVORITES? I DECLARE YESTERDAY "**** GOD" DAY.

873 days ago
45.

Mat    

Gotta watch his Nasty Show appearances, this was one funny dude.

873 days ago
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