Comedian RALPHIE MAY died of a heart attack Friday in Las Vegas.  He was only 45.  He had apparently been battling pneumonia, and possibly bronchitis.

 

 

Comedian RALPHIE MAY died at a private residence in Las Vegas on Friday.  He was only 45.  He had just performed at Harrah's the night before.

 

 

TMZ says Ralphie had been battling pneumonia for six weeks, but kept performing anyway, and died of a heart attack.  In a radio interview just a couple weeks ago, he told the hosts he was battling bronchitis.

 

 

Ralphie finished second on "Last Comic Standing" in 2003.  He went on to do specials for Comedy Central and Netflix.

 

 

Ralphie and his wife Lahna Turner split in 2015, but she posted a tribute to him on Facebook.  They have two kids:  April June May and August James May.

 

 

(Several comedians paid tribute to Ralphie, including Bob Saget, Dane Cook, and Kevin Hart.  Check out the Tweets.)

Originally posted on October 9th, 2017