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Comedian, comedian who contracted Covid, Ricarlo Flanagan, dies at 41

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Comedian, comedian who contracted Covid, Ricarlo Flanagan, dies at 41

Comedian, actor and rapper Riccarlo Flanagan, best known for his appearances on TV’s “Last Comic Standing” and “Shameless,” died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 41 years old.

He contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago, said his representative, Stu Golfman, who could not confirm the disease was the cause of Mr Flanagan’s death.

On October 1, Mr. Flanagan said Twitter That “This covid is no joke. I don’t wish this on anyone.”

On “Last Comic Standing,” Norm MacDonald, a comedian and show judge who recently passed away, said that Mr. Flanagan was his favorite comic in the competition.

“I was stunned,” would Mr. Flanagan say later about the exchange.

After running on “Last Comic Standing”, he appeared in several TV shows, including “Insecure” and “Shameless”, the Showtime series in which he was featured in a four-episode arc, according to his IMDb page.

According to a statement from his rep, he discovered his love of stand-up after taking a comedy class, which he saw advertised on a flyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“After the first grade, he was hooked and never stopped coming on stage,” the statement said.

His rep said he had moved to Michigan in 2007 after graduating from college, but his comedic talent soon brought him to Los Angeles.

Mr. Flanagan also rapped, Tweet Recently they almost finished an album. In a song titled “Revolution”, which he released last year, he mourned police brutality and said, “We have to mobilize.”

“I’m tired of seeing my brother on the ground,” he rapped.

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According to the death announcement, Ricarlo Eric Flanagan was born on March 23, 1980, in Cleveland. His family consists of his mother, Katrina McLeod, his father, Keith Flanagan, and his grandmother, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


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