When everyone was making fun of his health during the Charlie Sheen roast back in October, no one expected his health to take his life so quickly.
41 year old Comedian Patrice O’Neal passed away today after suffering a stroke in October, The New York Daily News says.
O’Neal began his career in Boston and rose to fame with “The Opie and Anthony Show”. He also made numourous appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Ellen Degeneres Show, not to mention countless comedy specials on HBO.
O’Neal was definitely a hit at the Charlie Sheen roast back in October. Unfortunately, those in attendence began to shift the roasting on to O’Neal, which displeased a lot of his fans because shortly after the episode aired, he suffered a stroke.
Mike Tyson took a jab at O’Neal during the Comedy Network special, saying “Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and diabetes. So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, its’ also a farewell party for Patrice’s foot.”
No word from Tyson yet on the wake of O’Neal’s death. I’m sure as the day goes on, many celebrities and fans will pay their respects to such an outrageous comedien.