Standup comedian Patrice O’Neal died Tuesday, Nov. 29, in New York from complications of a stroke suffered Oct. 19 after a long battle with diabetes, his booking agent, Matt Frost, confirmed. He was 41.
O’Neal appeared in September on “The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen” and earlier this year on an episode of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” He was a regular guest on “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn” and had guested on “Letterman,” “Ellen” and other talkshows. He was also a regular guest on radio’s “The Opie and Anthony Show.”
The comic also guested on sitcoms, including a recurring role as Lonny on “The Office,” and appeared in films including “25th Hour,” “Head of State” “In the Cut” “Scary Movie 4” and “Furry Vengeance.”
O’Neal is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; a stepdaughter; a sister; and his mother.