Comedian Ralphie May dies of heart attack

American comedian Ralphie May dies aged 45

The night before, he performed a set at Harrah's Hotel and Casino.

With his "No Apologies" tour on the Las Vegas strip, the Tennessee-native became one of the most popular comedians in America thanks to his raw, edgy and uncensored comedy.

TMZ revealed Last Comic Standing comedian Ralphie May has died at the age of 45. Earlier Friday morning, his body was found at a private residence in Las Vegas, Marmel said.

Ralphie was battling with pneumonia in the past weeks, but kept performing at his Las Vegas shows.

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May rose to fame in 2003 as a competitor on the very first season of "Last Comic Standing", finishing second behind only Dat Phan.

His personal life took a few hits though.

The report indicates May had recently gone through a divorce and custody battle for his two children. I compromised my health. Since then, May has been touring around the country and appeared on several comedic specials on Netflix and Comedy Central.

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