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Ricarlo Flanagan Dead - 'Last Comic Standing' Semifinalist Dies from COVID-19 at Age 40

Ricarlo Flanagan Dead - 'Last Comic Standing' Semifinalist Dies from COVID-19 at Age 40

Ricarlo Flanagan has sadly passed away.

It has been announced that the stand-up comedian, actor, and rapper had died over the weekend after a battle with COVID-19. He was 40-years-old.

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“Sadly this pandemic has taken the life of an extremely talented performer and even nicer human being. Ricarlo will be greatly missed,” Ricarlo‘s agent Stu Golfman of KMR Talent shared in a statement with Variety.

Ricarlo first revealed earlier this month that he had COVID, tweeting, “This COVID is no joke. I don’t wish this on anybody.”

His friends have created a GoFundMe campaign to help provide assistance to Ricarlo’s family.

“The news of a loved one’s death is never something easy to hear, let alone if you are far away from the individual,” reads the GoFundMe’s description. “Our dear friend has suddenly passed away and sadly was far from his family. Ricarlo Flanagan was a loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend with many amazing talents. He brought laughter to every room he walked in. We would like to get him home to his family in Cleveland, Ohio, so his family can put him to rest. We ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Please help us with any contribution you are able to give. This will be greatly appreciated, not only by us but most importantly by his family.”

Ricarlo competed on the ninth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2015, where he was a semifinalist. He also had recurring roles on Showtime’s Shameless and Disney+’s Walk the Prank.

Our thoughts are with Ricarlo Flanagan‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

We’re mourning the losses of so many celebrities this year.

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