Sad news. Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away on Tuesday morning (November 29) due to complications from a stroke he had back in October. He was 41 years old.
O’Neal has been in the comedy game for years and made appearances on several TV shows such as “Chappelle Show,” “The Office,” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” His last appearance was on the Comedy Central Charlie Sheen roast (VIDEO HERE), but he also had his own CC special, Elephant in The Room, that aired back in February.
View one of his last TV interviews below where he chopped it up with Jimmy Fallon. You can also read an official statement from one of his reps..
UPDATED: His booking agent Matt Frost released this 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.