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Patrice O’Neal

Born: 1969-12-07 - Died: 2011-11-28
Cause of Death:
Complications after a stroke

Death Summary: Patrice O'Neal died at 7:00 AM from complications after his stroke on Octber 19th.

O'Neal's rep, Matt Frost, stated: "Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius. His mother, who was also his best friend, was at his side. Patrice is survived by his wife, Vondecarlo; his step daughter Aymilyon, sister Zinder, and his mother Georgia. The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time."

Who was Patrice O’Neal : O'Neal was a stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor. He was known for his confrontational style, often times he would play couples against each other.

Primarily a stand-up comic, O'Neal made his Def Comedy Jam debut in 2007. Later he performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show With David Letterman, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. He also had several half-hour specials on Showtime, HBO, and Comedy Central. In 2006 he joined Opie and Anthony's Traveling Virus Comedy Tour, soon after he became a regular on their radio show.

On October 26, 2011, it was announced that O'Neal had suffered a stroke. This was sort of a shock, as O'Neal had just performed at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen Septetmber.
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