Nevada’s Clark County Coroner’s bureau announced the means of death of stand-up comedian Ralphie May. The bureau tweeted on Wednesday that May died of healthy causes from hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
May; his physique was found the same day at a private chateau in Las Vegas.
His publicist, Stacey Pokluda, pronounced May had been fighting pneumonia, which caused him to cancel a few appearances in the last month of his life.
In October, 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.