Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away Monday night. He suffered a stroke in October and we hadn’t heard any news since. The news was confirmed by his radio co-stars on the Opie & Anthony Show. His agent 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.
For those of you who may not be familiar with his stand-up, he used to host Web Junk 2.0 on VH1—essentially the original Tosh.O. He was also part of the Charlie Sheen roast earlier this year. He was truly a funny individual. Here’s a snippet if you don’t already know:
Truly hilarious. A shame he had to go so soon. R.I.P. Patrice. Our condolences
obbed @AmericanIdol finalist, @AdamLambert, is having his @BehindThe_Music episode air Sunday August 7 at 10 p.m. EST on @Vh1. How funny is that? I haven’t even heard ANYTHING (and this could be because of my circle) from that other dude they titled “The Boy Next Door” on the show… who WON!!! I love Adam Lambert. I barely watch TV, but after he hit one particular high note, I faithfully watched to the end of that season. Only to have my face scrunch up and my eyes roll out of my head to find who Americaaaa (fuck yea!) voted for… Twits!
I will DVR because I probably wont be home.