LOS ANGELES (CBS) – Comedian Ralphie May, whose rose to fame on TV’s “Last Comic Standing”, died Friday after a heart attack, according to reports. He was 45.

A statement provided to Variety by a spokesperson for May said the comic had battled pneumonia for the last few weeks. His body was found at his home in Las Vegas, according to the statement.

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After finishing second on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003, May became a stand-up staple in venues across the U.S. and had recently performed in a series of shows at Harrah’s in Vegas.

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

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