Patrice O’Neal Died (1969 – 2011)

After suffering a stroke in October, there was little news about the condition of comedian Patrice O’Neal, and now we know the reason. His friends at The Opie & Anthony Radio Show announced Patrice died last night:

Yes it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker i’ve ever known PERIOD. #devastated

I don’t want to sit here and pretend like I’ve been a huge fan for years, but anytime I saw Patrice perform, whether a stand-up special or the Comedy Central Roasts, I always laughed. The guy was definitely one of the more talented comics out there.

Rest In Peace, Patrice.

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