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Ralphie May, the popular standup comic who rose to fame after competing on the first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, died today at age 45. He had been suffering from pneumonia. He most recently had a residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas, and was in the middle of a nationwide tour. “We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May,” said his publicist in a statement. “Ralphie had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled a handful of dates over… »

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