Comedian Patrice O’Neal reportedly passed away yesterday morning (November 29th) as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October. He was 41. According to TMZ.com, Patrice’s rep Matt Frost said in a statement, “It is with terrible sadness we must report that Patrice O’Neal has passed away this morning at 7:00 AM 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.”
Comedy Central plans to re-air his stand up special Elephant in the Room tonight — once at 8pm and again at midnight (uncensored.)
O’Neal most recently performed at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen back in September and was a staple in the comedy world appearing on Chappelle Show, The Office and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman as well as the Opie and Anthony radio show. He was also known for his Vh1 show Web Junk 2.0 and for his commentary on several talking head shows.