Comedian Patrice O’Neal: Dead At 41

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[photogallerylink id=67997 align=left]Comedian Patrice O’Neal suffered a stroke back in October which shocked the comedy world. And now the ultimate shocker has been sent with the announcement of his death.

According to TMZ.com:

Comedian Patrice O’Neal died Monday night … after suffering a stroke back in October … this according to his friends at the “Opie and Anthony” radio show.

O’Neal had been a staple in the comedy world for years — and performed at the “Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” back in September.

O’Neal was a regular guest on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show — and appeared on several TV shows such as “Chappelle Show,” “The Office,” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.”

Opie just tweeted, “Yes it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I’ve ever known PERIOD.”

O’Neal was 41.

Patrice was one of the funniest guys in comedy who was on the verge of really hitting it big time following behind Kevin Hart on the comedy trail. The world lost a funny comedian, actor and friend.

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