Comedian Ralphie May dies at age 45 - CBS46 News

Comedian Ralphie May dies at age 45

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Ralphie May performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP) Ralphie May performs at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP)

(Meredith) – Comedian Ralphie May has died at 45 years old, according to TMZ.

Reports of his death began circulating Friday afternoon.

According to reports, May had been battling pneumonia for a week but continued performing his stand-up comedy.

May's Twitter account tweeted a press release on his death.

May was a contestant on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003, which launched his career. 

A post on his Facebook page shared additional information about May's life.