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Patrice O'Neal; Comic and Charlie Sheen Roaster dies at 41.

The outsized funnyman who kept America laughing via a series of cable specials and capped in August by an uproarious appearance on Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen has died from complications due to a stroke suffered last month.

On Oct. 19, Opie and Anthony broke the news via Facebook that O'Neal endured a stroke and urged listeners to keep him in their prayers as it was unclear whether he'd recover.

Besides being a regular guest of the radio cut-ups, O'Neal was best known for a string of half-hour HBO and Showtime stand-up specials following his breakthrough on HBO's Def Comedy Jam in 2007. His first hourlong special, Elephant in the Room, debuted on Comedy Central last February.

The comedian was also a regular on Comedy Central's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn for two years and performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

He also had guest shots on The Office, Arrested Development, and Chappelle's Show among others.

No word yet on funeral plans.

Saw him on Charlie Sheen

Saw him on Charlie Sheen Roast....not funny

Never heard of him.

Never heard of him.

same here.

same here.

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