Ricarlo Flanagan, a finalist on season nine of “Last Comic Standing” and actor on “Shameless,” has died. He was 40. Flanagan’s agent confirmed his passing to Deadline, but did not cite a cause of death.
“Ricarlo was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life and a joy to work for. He will be missed dearly,” Stu Golfman of KMR Talent said.
Earlier this month, the comedian posted about contracting the coronavirus along with some of the brutal symptoms COVID-19 is known for.
“This covid is no joke. I don’t wish this on anybody,” he tweeted.
In replies to the post, he mentioned chest pains while discussing NBA star Kyrie Irving, who refuses to get vaccinated.
“Yeah tell Kyrie to take some of this chest pain and see how he feels,” he wrote.
His family in Cleveland, Ohio started a GoFundMe, writing that he “suddenly passed away and sadly was far from his family.”
Flanagan is perhaps best known for appearing on “Last Comic Standing” in 2015, and had released his debut comedy album, “Man Law,” two years prior. He had recurring roles on Showtime’s hit show “Shameless” as well as “Walk the Prank” on Disney+.
Deadline reported that Flanagan was set to appear on Peacock’s comedy series “Bust Down” and in the movie, “Emily the Criminal” alongside Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi.
He also had a career as a rapper under the moniker Father Flanagan, according to the outlet, and his fourth album “Both Sides Of The Brain” was set for release Tuesday.