Comedian Ralphie May has died at 45

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Ralphie May has died at 45.

The comedian was found dead at a private home in Las Vegas on Friday, TMZ reports. He had been battling pneumonia for six weeks, though his suspected cause of death is cardiac arrest.

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May continued to perform gigs in the Vegas area despite his pneumonia.

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Back in 2003, May finished in second on the since-cancelled reality show, "Last Comic Standing." In years since, he's made a name for himself through a handful of popular comedy specials on Netflix and Comedy Central like "Ralphie May: Austin-Tatious," "Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore" and "Ralphie May: Imperfectly Yours."

May was born in Chattanooga, Tenn. He married his ex-wife Lahna Turner in 2005 before filing for divorce in 2015. They share two children together, who they engaged in a custody battle over. TMZ reported that he was "devastated" by the split.

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