Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Monday morning after suffering complications of a stroke he endured last month. He is also battling diabetes. He was 41.
O'Neal's is 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.
O’Neal was a regular guest at "The Opie & Anthony Show" and the comic guy also appeared in television shows including "Arrested Development," "Chappelle's Show" and "The Office." Last September, he performed at the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen".
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