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Comedian Patrice O'Neal, 41, dead after complications from stroke

Patrice O'Neal

Patrice O'Neal Credit: Patrice O'Neal performs at Comedy Central's roast of Charlie Sheen (Getty Images)

Comedian Patrice O'Neal died Tuesday morning due to complications from a stroke he suffered last month, his publicist said.

O'Neal's mother, Georgia, was at his bedside at the time of his death, according to publicist Matt Frost.

"Many of us have lost a close and loved friend; all of us have lost a true comic genius," Frost wrote in an email. "The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks."

O'Neal, 41, appeared on "The Opie and Anthony Show," "Arrested Development," and last performed on Comedy Central's roast of Charlie Sheen in September.

He is also survived by his wife, Vondecarlo, step-daughter Aymilyon and sister, Zinder.

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