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New York comedian, Patrice O’Neal, 41, passed away today after a long battle with diabetes and suffering a stroke. Radio Talk show host Opie of the Opie & Anthony Radio Show tweeted this morning, “Yes, it’s true that our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away. The funniest and best thinker I’ve ever known PERIOD.”

The comedian’s health condition was made public by a group of his comedian friends on a Sirius satellite radio show. Details surrounding his death are scarce at his family’s wishes.

Check out Huffington Post for more information.

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