Ralph Duren May was born on February 17, 1972, and he lived till October 6, 2017, passing away at the age of 45. He was a well-known stand-up comedian originating from the United States of America. He made frequent appearances in Just for Laughs and even had two Netflix specials. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee but was primarily raised at Clarksville, Arkansas along with his three siblings. After winning a show at 17 which was hosted by his idol Sam Kinison, Ralphie graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and settled in Texas for a better future.
Ralphie May Death
Ralphie suddenly passed away on October 6, 2017, because of a cardiac arrest. He already had ill health because of bouts of pneumonia. In November 2011, he had previously battled with a pulmonary embolism which was almost fatal for him. His ailing health was primarily caused by obesity which has been a constant part of his life from childhood.
Ralphie May Career Details
Ralphie started by making his debut in the feature film For da Love of Money in 2002. His participation followed in the inaugural season of the Last Comic Standing competition hosted by NBC where he was the runner’s up. Television comedy shows were an essential part of Ralphie’s career as he has appeared in CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn along with making eleven appearances on the Jimmy Kimmel Live. He also collaborated with ESPN’s “Mohr Sports”. Starring as the only white comedian on The Big Black Comedy Show was a big thing for him.
Just Correct was the first comedy album released by Ralphie. He has also done many collaborations with Comedy Central including Girth of a Nation in 2006, Prime Cut in 2007, Austin-tatious in 2008, and Too Big To Ignore 2012. Ralphie’s two Netflix Specials included Imperfectly Yours in 2013 and Unruly in 2015.
This Might Get a Little Heavy is Ralphie’s memoir which was published in December 2017. He has done numerous stand-up comedy shows throughout his career, and he even started a podcast show Perfect 10 with his wife, Lahna Turner. He did pass away at one of the prime junctures in his career. Ralphie did win the Casino Comedian of the Year award hosted by the Global Gaming Expo.
Ralphie May Net Worth At Death
Ralphie’s Net Worth was $2 million before he passed away. This was because of the sprawling career that he had in the field of comedy, and his fans loved him to bits.
Ralphie May Wife And Divorce
Ralphie May was married to Lahna Turner, a fellow comedian in July 2005. Two kids were born out of the marriage, first a daughter, April June May in 2007 and then a son August May in 2009. The couple operated a podcast together, but Turner did file a divorce in 2015, but Ralphie passed away before it was official.
Who Is Lahna Turner?
Lahna Turner is a comedian and actor belonging from the United States of America. She started in her career by doing open mics. Dick Jokes & Other Assorted Love Songs was the first album released by her in 2004. If These Lips Could Talk was released in 2012. So…. I Wrote a Song About It of 2014 and Limeade of 2017 are other works done by her. She has also starred in movies such as Teacher of the Year; This is Meg, etc. Lahna was the one who produced What’s Eating Ralphie May?, a documentary based on the life of Ralphie.
Ralphie May Parents
Not much is known about the parents of Ralphie, but he was quite vocal about his grandmother’s role in raising them. He loved the woman and credited her for the comedian that he became. He has also at times been vocal about the detrimental relationship between his parents.
Ralphie May Kids
Ralphie is remembered by his two children, April June May and August May. His wife, Lahna Turner, is raising them.
Ralphie May Body Measurements
Ralphie has always been in a tiff with his weight, and he even participated in the Celebrity Fit Club organised by VH1 where he lost 350 pounds or 160 KG after going through gastric bypass surgery. At the highest, he weighed 800 pounds or 360 KG. As he was battling with pneumonia in the last few days of his life, it also took off some more pounds. His height was 5 feet, 9 inches.
Ralphie May Cars And Houses
Nothing is known about the cars, but the comedian’s Memphis house was recently sold off by his wife Lahna at $788000.