Patrice O’Neal dies from stroke complications

November 30th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stand-up comedian Patrice O’Neal has died from complications from stroke, his manager has revealed. O’Neal is famous for helping roast Charlie Sheen last September.

O’Neal who suffered stroke last October died at a hospital in New York after suffering complications from the condition. Growing up in Boston, O’Neal became a household name in the comic world after making appearances on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman’s late-night TV shows. He was a regular on Sirius XM’s show “Opie & Anthony.”

On the television, O’Neal had special television shows on HBO and Showtime which run for 30 minutes each. He was also the host of VH1’s show “Web Junk 20.”

The 6 feet 5 inch tall comedian worked on the sets of the television shows “The Office,” “Arrested Development” and “Chappelle’s Show.”

O’Neal struggled with his health. He was diabetic and weighing 300 pounds, O’Neal was always exposed to health risks. He suffered a severe stroke on the 19th of October and after several bouts of treatment, he was taken to a New York-area hospital where he lost the battle for his life on Tuesday (the 29th of November 2011).

Funeral arrangements have not been announced by the family.

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