Comedian Patrice O'Neal dies, had suffered stroke

Patrice O'Neal is seen at the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 in Culver City, Calif. O'Neal died on November 29, 2011, in a New York-area hospital from complications after suffering a stroke in October. He was 41. (AP Photo/Dan Krauss)

November 29, 2011 12:37:52 PM PST
Comedian Patrice O'Neal has died in a New York-area hospital from complications after suffering a stroke last month. He was 41.

O'Neal's manager, Jonathan Brandstein, says the comedian died Tuesday morning. He says in a statement many people "have lost a close and loved friend" and "all of us have lost a true comic genius."

O'Neal appeared on Conan O'Brien's and David Letterman's TV shows and was a frequent guest on the "Opie & Anthony" radio show on Sirius XM.

His performance was a highlight of last summer's Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen.

Sheen says in a tweet, "The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man." He says his tears "are for the tremendous loss" to O'Neal's "true friends and loving family."