Comedian Patrice O’Neal Passes Away at Age 41

Movies & TV

By: Vibe / November 29, 2011

Comedian Patrice O’Neal has passed away after suffering a stroke this past October.

Rumors were confirmed by TMZ and his peers at the Opie & Anthony Radio show. Opie tweeted, “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 has appeared on a number of television programs, including “Chappelle Show,” “The Office,” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” He also made headlines with his contribution to the “Roast of Charlie Sheen” on Comedy Central.

The beloved comedian had been battling Diabetes for a number of years.