Patrice O’Neal, the comedian who gave you laughs on Web Junk 2.0, The Office, Arrested Development, Comedy Central’s Charlie Sheen Roast and Opie & Anthony’s Sirius show, died yesterday after suffering a diabetic-related stroke back in October. Opie & Anthony confirmed Patrice’s death on Twitter today and his booking agent released this statement shortly after:
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.
Rest in peace, Sea Monster. You are now up in heaven, getting your time raped by the lady angels.