Comedian Ralphie May dies at 45 from cardiac arrest

Comedian Ralphie May dies at 45 from cardiac arrest

May's body was discovered Friday morning at his private residence in Las Vegas.

Ralphie May has died at 45, according to the office of his manager, Judie Brown.

He had performed Thursday night at Harrah's in Vegas.

The comedian, known for his television appearances on Inside Amy Schumer, had been battling pneumonia for six weeks and died of cardiac arrest, a spokesperson confirmed toThe Hollywood Reporter.

May rose to fame after he finished in second place in the first season of "Last Comic Standing" in 2003. The comedian went on to record multiple comedy specials for Comedy Central and Netflix, including The Girl of a Nation.

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May was fondly remembered by many members of the comedy community who posted tributes to social media after news of his death emerged.

Dane Cook was one of the first to express his grief, tweeting, "Whoa. man. this sucks".

Gabriel Iglesias shared his heartbreak after learning of the loss of his friend as well.

The couple have two children, April June May and and August James May.

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