Comedian Ralphie May dies of cardiac arrest at age 45

LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Ralphie May has died of cardiac arrest, his manager confirms. He was 45 years old.

May's body was discovered Friday morning at his private residence in Las Vegas. His manager said he had been battling pneumonia and canceled several shows in the last month in an effort to recover.

May is survived by his wife, Lahna Turner, and children April June May and August James May.

Ralphie May burst onto the comedy scene in 2003, when he finished second place on season one of the reality show "Last Comic Standing."
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