Ricarlo Flanagan, best comedian, actor and rapper known for his appearances in the TV shows " Last Comic Standing "and " Shameless ", died in Los Angeles on Saturday. He was 41.
He contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago, his representative, Stu Golfman, said. who could not confirm that illness was the cause of Mr. Flanagan's death.
On October 1, Mr. Flanagan said on Twitter that" this Covid is no joke. I don't wish that on anyone. "
In " Last Comic Standing ", Norm Macdonald, a comedian and judge of the series who recently deceased , said Mr. Flanagan was his favorite comic in the competition.
"I was stunned," said Mr. Flanagan tell later about the swap.
After his run on " Last Comic Standing ", he appeared in several TV shows, including " Insecure "and " Shameless ", the Showtime series that featured himin a four-episode arc, according to its IMDb page .
He discovered his love of stand-up after taking a comedy class he saw advertised on a flyer in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to a statement from his rep.
"After the first class he got hooked and never stopped going on stage," the statement said.
He had moved to Michigan after graduating from college in 2007, but his acting skills quickly brought him to Los Angeles, his rep said.
Mr. Flanagan also dabbled in rap, tweet recently that he almost finished an album. In a song called Revolution "which he published last year, he deplored the police brutality and said: " We must mobilize. "
" I'm tired of seeing my brother on the ground with his face stuck ", he rapped.
Ricarlo Erik Flanagan is born March 23, 1980, in Cleveland, according to a death announcement . He is survived by his mother, Katrina McLeod, his father, Keith Flanagan, and his grand- mother, as well as several uncles, aunts and cousins.