Ralphie had been battling pneumonia during the last week, but kept executing his scheduled gigs in NEVADA.
Ralphie’s stand-up comedy profession became popular after he finished second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003. Since that time he’s had several televised comedy specials — mainly on Netflix and Comedy Central — and he’s continued touring, almost non-stop, around the national country.
His manager, Judi Marmel, tells us, “As his manager and his friend, I’ll miss his laugh, his generosity to fellow comedians, his brand orneriness, and his enormous love of life. He left us entirely too early — and we can only wonder where his comedy might have taken most of us.
We send our love to his family, his followers and supporters, and all the comics who shared stages and phases with him in the united states.
In 2015 he and his wife Lahna Turner, a comedian also, filed for divorce. Ralphie was devastated by the divide and the ensuing custody fight over their 2 kids, AprilJune May and August James May.