Patrice O'Neal, 41, a veteran stand-up comic who gained a wider following through TV and radio and helped roast Charlie Sheen in September, died Tuesday from complications of a stroke he suffered last month. O'Neal's manager, Jonathan Brandstein, said he died at a New York-area hospital.
O'Neal grew up in Boston and started his stand-up career there. He appeared on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman's late-night TV shows and was a frequent guest on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show on Sirius XM.
O'Neal, who was 6 feet 5, weighed about 300 pounds and had diabetes, suffered a stroke Oct. 19.