Celebrity Reactions: Ralphie May Dead

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Celebrity Reactions Ralphie May Dead

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Celebrity Reactions Ralphie May Dead

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Celebrities are reacting on Twitter to the death of comedian Ralphie May, who sadly passed away Friday after going into cardiac arrest. He was 45. Hollywood stars and fellow comedians are now mourning the late stand-up comic. See tribute tweets below.

May, who died at a private residence in Las Vegas on Friday morning, had been battling pneumonia for the past six weeks. The comedian had canceled a handful of dates in the city over the past month to deal with his health issues. However, he had just performed a set Thursday night at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Many of May’s friends in the comedy world are now reacting to his death on social media.

Among those in mourning is Kevin Hart, who tweeted, “Wow….I was just told that Ralphie May passed. I’m truly saddened by this. He was a good dude. Heaven just got another funny angel RIP man.” Chris Rock expressed, “So sad such a funny guy. My fellow Comics the road is rough . Don’t let it get the best of you.” Bob Saget wrote, “Ralphie May. Dammit. You were a funny and sweet mofo man. Rest In Peace.” And Ken Jeong said, “This hurts too much. @Ralphie_May helped me so much. Rest In Peace. Thank you for all the love you have given me. Thank you for everything.”

Larry the Cable Guy offered, “Oh man fellow comedian and friend Ralphie May just died. So crazy. RIP Ralphie. You my friend were one of the nicest and kindest out there.” Jim Bruer wrote, “Ralphie May RIP funny man. We shared good talks & good laughs. See you on the other side kid.” Kevin Smith also stated, “NO! #RalphieMay was such a nice guy! Last time we talked backstage at @zaniesnashville I promised to put him in the Jay/Bob movie. Dammit.”

“Oh NO. Ralphie May, comedian. RIP. As much fun to hang out with as he was to watch. GODDAMIT,” exclaimed Patton Oswalt. Damon Wayans Jr. expressed, “Damnit @Ralphie_May ! I’m so sad right now. Such a great guy. Rest well, friend.” Christopher Titus said, “Ralphie died. Honestly one one the most naturally funny, biting, comics I have seen. Good dude. Sad when that much funny ends. RIP Big Man.” And Marc Maron wrote, “Damn. RIP Ralphie May. Comic warrior,” while Tom Green added, “Rest In Peace Ralphie May.”

Dane Cook offered, “Whoa… man.. this sucks. Ralphie was a good guy & a very funny person. Condolences to his family & fans.” Jim Gaffigan said, “So sad to hear about Ralphie. Sweet guy. He loved doing stand up and loved comedians. #RIPRalphieMay.” Chris Kattan noted, “It has been a very sad week indeed. Funny mofo #RalphieMay You will be sorely missed! #standup #comedy.” And Jay Mohr tweeted, “I love you RALPHIE MAY. Realest dude I’ve ever met.”

May broke out after competing on the first season of the NBC show, “Last Comic Standing,” in 2003. While he was the runner-up, he went on to nab a number of appearances on various late-night programs, including “The Tonight Show.” Much of his humor often focused on his weight, a topic he used as the main theme for his Comedy Central specials “Girth Of A Nation” and “Too Big To Ignore.” In 2015, May’s wife Lahna Turner filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage. The comedian is survived by his two children, daughter April and son August. Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to the death of Ralphie May.

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