Comedian Ralphie May died Friday at the age of 45.
According to reports, he passed away at a private residence in Las Vegas on Friday due to cardiac arrest. He had been battling pneumonia for six weeks, despite performing as scheduled.
Ralphie had been battling pneumonia over the last week, but kept performing his scheduled gigs in Las Vegas.
Ralphie’s stand-up comedy career took off after he finished second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003.
Since then he’s had several televised comedy specials — mostly on Netflix and Comedy Central — and he’s continued touring, almost nonstop, around the country.