Comedian Ralphie May dead at 45

The stand-up comic has reportedly passed away.

TMZ reports that Ralphie May died after experiencing cardiac arrest on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. According to the celeb news site, the comedian had reportedly been battling a case of pneumonia for the past six weeks but hadn't let that stop him from carrying on with his scheduled performances. His body was reportedly found in a private residence in Las Vegas.

May was just 45 years old.

May rose to fame after coming in second place on Last Comic Standing in 2003. He's since had several comedy specials both on Comedy Central and Netflix—including Girth of a Nation (2006), Too Big to Ignore (2012), and Imperfectly Yours (2012), among others.

According to New York Daily News, May separated from his wife of 10 years, Lahna Turner, in 2015. The former couple had two children together, daughter April June and son August James.

Several of May's fellow comedians have taken to social media to share their shock over the star's sudden death. "I'm at a loss for words to hear about the passing of comedian Ralfie May," Gabriel Iglesias tweeted out. "He was a friend to many and a father of 2 beautiful children. RIP."

Dane Cook tweeted, "Whoa… man.. this sucks. Ralphie was a good guy & a very funny person. Condolences to his family & fans."

Our thoughts are with May's loved ones during this difficult time.