Ricarlo Flanagan , the best known actor, rapper and comedian for " Shameless "and being a semi-finalist of season 9 of " Last Comic Standing ", died at the age40 years old.
Flanagan 's agent, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent has confirmed the news of his death to Deadline with a statement that said: " Ricarlo was one of the nicest pe ople i have ever met in my life and a joy to work for. He will be sorely missed. "
An official cause of death has not been given. However, Flanagan had posted on Twitter on October 1 revealing to his followers that he had contracted the coronavirus .
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"This covid is no joke. I do not wish that on anyone, he writes at the time.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise funds to bring Flanagan's remains home to his family in Cleveland, Ohio, so they can put him down. He described him as a "loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend with many incredible talents.
"He made every room he walked in to laugh," the page adds. .
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Comedian Ricarlo Flanagan has passed away at age 40. (Ben Cohen / Ben Cohen / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Images via Images)
People reports that Flanagan made his debut in thecomedy in 2007 when he found a flyer posted on a telephone pole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, comedy classes. In 2015, he was a semifinalist of the ninth season of the comedy competition. He has also dived into the theater, with appearances in comedies like "The Mick " "The Carmichael Show, " "Insecure, " "The Neighborhood " and "Kidding " However, h her most memorable performance was her recurring role in Showtime's "Shameless. ".
In addition to the stand-up and of comedy, Flanagan had a passion for music. He was an accomplished rapper who performed under the name Father Flanagan. His first album, "Death of Davinchi ", was released in 2010. He followed in 2019 with "An Opus Inspired By Andre Martin " and, more recently, "Hope Your Proud " in 2020. He has announced days before its COVID-19 announcement that 'a fourth album was on the way. However, it is not known if he was able to complete it before his death.