Patrice O'Neal, Veteran Comedian, Dies of Stroke

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Patrice O'Neal, who suffered a serious stroke in late October, has passed away from complications related to that incident. He was 41.

The death was first reported by O'Neal's pals at the Opie and Anthony radio show, as Opie Tweeted this morning: "Yes it's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD."

O'Neal recently worked the Charlie Sheen Roast on Comedy Central and appeared on programs such as Chappelle's Show, The Office and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. our thoughts go out to his friends and family.


I thought that he was very funny...if you can't laugh at the are a sad case in this patrice o'neal you gave this world a reason to you are resting with the lord...


First of all - Patrice, Rest In Peace ! Second, I know people have a right to their own opinion, but let the man rest in peace ! I'm not very religious, but "He who is free of sin cast the first stone !


I don't consider him very funny at all. I am very sorry to hear another young person gone because he really take very good care of himself and allowed himself to get so large that is what he should concerned himself about and not what he considers a joke about white women isn't funny at all. Let a white comic dare say something simular about black women and there would be such an outcry calling him or her a racist. But as usuall nothing is said about a black man saying something about white women that is considered to be OK.


I heard he ate a cracker a day. Wait. No. He was the only mixed black and white kid that had afro-american studies and japanese calligraphry writing class along with the art of haiku in fifth grade.


IS this serious... now he's gone. Wow. god bless his soul.


So sad. 41 is way too young. He was a funny guy. RIP

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