Comedian Ralphie May Dies at 45

Comedian Ralphie May Dies at 45

Comedian Ralphie May Dies at 45

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

Ralphie May, a larger-than-life comic known for his Southern charm and style, has died, his manager, Judie Marmel, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

May died Friday in a private residence in Las Vegas, according to TMZ, which was first to report his death. They had two kids together: daughter April June and son August James. "He was a friend to many and a father of 2 attractive children".

The stand-up comedian split with his wife Lahna Turner in 2015 and the pair had a bitter divorce battle.

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His personal life took a few hits though.

He appeared on television on shows like The Wayne Brady Show, The Tonight Show. He's starred in several specials since on Comedy Central and Netflix, including "Girth of a Nation", "Prime Cut" and "Too Big to Ignore".

Ralphie also released a comedy album in 2005 called Just Correct.

He is survived by his and two children.

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