Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies, had suffered stroke

Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies, had suffered stroke
Comedian Patrice O'Neal, who made fans laugh with jokes about race and its gigantic proportions, died Tuesday, just over a month after suffering a massive stroke. He was 41.

"The world of entertainment, as well as the world in general lost a brilliant man," said the bad-boy actor Charlie Sheen, whom O'Neal helped roast Comedy Central special earlier this year.

"I only knew him for a few days before the Roast. However, I will always be inspired by his generosity, his grace and his epic talent," said Shin.

Agent O'Neill, Matt Frost, confirmed the death of comedian in the application and thanked the fans and friends who expressed their support as he fought for his life after a stroke on October 19.

Frost said the mother and best friend of O'Neal, Gloria, was on his side when he died.

He was a frequent guest on the "Opie and Anthony" show on Sirius XM Radio, and the hosts were the first to broadcast news of the death of O'Neill.

"Yes, it is true that our friend Patrice O'Neal left. Funny and the best thinker I have ever known period," Gregg (Opie) Hughes later posted on Twitter.

Born in Boston, 6-foot-4, 300-pound O'Neal struggled with diabetes for most of his adult life.

He lived in Jersey City and was a longtime unit in New York and Los Angeles scenes comedy.

He appeared in films, including "Scary Movie 4" and "Furry Vengeance," and hosted the show Vh1 "Web Junk 20." In February, he performed solo HBO special, "the elephant in the room."

O'Neal has also appeared on "Chappelle Show in", "Colin Quinn Show", "Office", "Arrested Development", "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Conan."

Last show television comedian was in the hot tires, which aired in September.

O'Neill is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo, stepdaughter, Aymilyon, and sister, Ziner. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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