A coroner revealed the cause of death of the late comedian, Ralphie May. A spokesperson for the Clark County Coroner’s office said it was due to “hypertensive cardiovascular disease.” Furthermore, coroners did not find any evidence of drugs in his system, so officials ruled his death as due to “natural causes.”
Celebrity Insider reported on the 6th of October that Ralphie died in Las Vegas after he suffered cardiac arrest. The comic was just 45-years-old.
His manager, Judi Marmel, said in a statement that the comedian had been “battling pneumonia” and he had to cancel several dates in the months prior to his death so he could recover.
The report at the time said he had been discovered at a private residence in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Two days before he passed away, Raphie won the Casino Comedian of the Year award at the Global Gaming Expo, reported HappyGamer.com.
He left behind his wife, Lahna Turner, and their two children, April June and August James. When several publications announced the news of his death, comedians and other performers in the industry voiced their grief over the comic’s passing.
Kevin Hart tweeted, “Wow, I was just told that Ralphie May had passed.” He said he was “truly saddened” by the news. Additionally, Gabriel Iglesias said he was at a “loss for words” to hear about the death of his friend, “Ralfie” (sic).
As you may know, Ralphie isn’t the only comic to pass away this year, as Charlie Murphy – the brother of Eddie Murphy – died as well. Charlie was most known for his role in Dave Chappelle’s “The Chappelle Show.” We send out our condolences to both Ralphie May and others who passed this year.