LOS ANGELES — A mouthpiece for Ralphie May says the comedian has died. He was 45.
In a matter Friday, publicist Stacey Pokluda says May died of cardiac arrest. She pronounced he had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the past month.
His physique was found Friday morning at a private chateau in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, May was named casino comedian of the year at the Global Gaming Expo. He was booked by the rest of 2017 at Harrah’s Las Vegas.
May, a Tennessee local who was lifted in Arkansas, parlayed a second-place finish on TV’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2003 into TV and bar appearances.
His publicist pronounced May’s survivors embody his wife, Lahna Turner, and children Apr Jun and Aug James.
Several high-profile comics and other celebs mourned the detriment of May on social media.