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Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies at 41 following stroke

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Patrice O'Neal speaks onstage at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios on Sept. 10, 2011 in Los Angeles.

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died yesterday at the age of 41 due to complications from a stroke he suffered a month prior.

His biggest recent appearance was as a roaster at Charlie Sheen's Comedy Central roast in September. O'Neal suffered from diabetes and, this being a roast, the other panelists let him have it.

"Patrice O'Neal, one of my favorite comics. Patrice has always been destined for stardom, and diabetes. So tonight is not just the roast of Charlie Sheen, it's also a farewell party for Patrice's foot." - Amy Schumer

Charlie Sheen himself went after O'Neal while also taking a shot at comedian Anthony Jeselnik. "The only thing slower than [Anthony Jeselnik's] delivery is Patrice O'Neal's metabolism." Oof.

O'Neal responded to the attacks at the hands of fellow comedians during the roast. "How the f--- can I be too mean after all this s---. I can't believe it. I'm dying of diabetes and you motherf---ers are like, 'Oh, that evil fat f---.'" He suffered his stroke less than two months later.

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