Ricarlo Flanagan, comedian, actor and rapper best known for appearances in the television series The Last Comic Fight and Shameless, passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 41 years old.
He contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago, said his spokesman Stu Golfman, who was unable to confirm that the disease was the cause of Mr Flanagan’s death.
On October 1, Mr. Flanagan said about Twitter that “this Covid is not a joke. I do not wish this on anyone. “
In The Last Comic, Norm MacDonald, the show’s comedian and judge who recently died, said that Mr. Flanagan was his favorite comedian in the competition.
“I was stunned,” said Mr. Flanagan. I will say later about the exchange.
After appearing in Last Comic Standing, he appeared on several TV shows including Insecure and Shameless, the Showtime series in which he featured in a four-episode arc, according to his IMDb page.
He discovered his love for stand-up after going to a comedy lesson, which his rep said he saw on a flyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“After the first lesson, he was passionate and never stopped going on stage,” the statement said.
He moved to Michigan after graduating from college in 2007, but his comedic talents soon brought him to Los Angeles, his spokesman said.
Flanagan also dabbled in rap, tweet he recently almost finished the album. In a song called “Revolution” that he released last year, he complained about police brutality and said, “We need to mobilize.”
“I’m tired of seeing my brother on the ground with his face pressed down,” he knocked.
Ricarlo Eric Flanagan was born on March 23, 1980 in Cleveland, according to the death announcement. He is survived by his mother Katrina McLeod, father Kate Flanagan and grandmother, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.