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Comedian Ralphie May Dead at Age 45

Ralphie May dead at 45
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Stand-up comedian Ralphie May has died after contracting pneumonia. He was 45.

A representative for May says he was found at a private residence in Las Vegas, where he had performed a gig the night before at Harrah’s casino.

In 2003, May finished second on the first season of the competition show Last Comic Standing. After that success, he had a steady career in comedy, with multiple specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. Below is his first special following Last Comic Standing, called “Just Correct”:

May was married for 10 years to Lahna Turner, a fellow comedian. The couple, who divorced in October 2015, have two children, daughter April June May and son August James May.

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