Patrice O’Neal Dies at 41

The comedian suffered a stroke in October.


According to his friends at the Opie and Anthony radio show, comedian Patrice O’Neal died Monday night of complications from a stroke that he suffered in October, TMZ is reporting today. He was only 41 years old.

In addition to being a regular guest on Opie and Anthony, O’Neal brought his comedy to Chappelle’s Show, The Office and Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn. His most recent TV performance was on the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen in September.

O’Neal suffered a stroke in October after a long battle with diabetes. A group of his comedian friends and peers made an initial announcement about his condition, but few other details about his health were made public.

Opie Radio tweeted today, “Yes it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I’ve ever known PERIOD.”

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