Patrice O'Neal Dead at 41: Facebook and Twitter React

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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
November 29, 2011|2:30 pm

Patrice O'Neal, a comedian and radio personality for the "Opie and Anthony" radio show, died Monday night.

O'Neal was 41 and died due to complications suffered from a stroke he had last month, according to TMZ.

"We don't know how he is. We don't know how he's going to be,” comedian Jim Norton said on a radio show, revealing his friend's condition. “I didn't want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you."

His friend Opie wrote on Twitter, "Yes it's true that our pal Patrice O'Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I've ever known PERIOD. #devastated"

The comedian was a staple on the "Opie and Anthony" show, adding commentary and his own humor on subjects. He also made many appearances on the "Office," "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and the "Chappelle Show."

Back in September O'Neal took part in the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen," which would be the last time he was on TV.

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He had his own XM Radio show called "The Black Philip Show" which was in reference of the "Dr. Phil Show."

O'Neal made appearances in movies: "Head of State," "Scary Movie 4," and "Furry Vengeance," and voiced the character Fizz! in "Grand Theft Auto IV."

Fans took to Facebook to express condolences and respect for the comedian.

Woods of Arden drummer, Michael Gambino, said "RIP Patrice O'Neal...I was just watching him on Comedy Central last night."

Brian Lefkowitz said, "R.I.P Patrice O'Neal. One awesome comedian :("

While rapper Mac Lethal posted a video and then a message that said, "Rest in peace Patrice O'Neal. :("

Kenny Klugewicz said, "RIP Big Man."

 

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