‘Last Standing Comic Book’ Semi-Finalist and ‘Shameless’ Star Ricarlo Flanagan Dies at Age 40.
Shameless Actor and Last Comic Book Standing Alum Ricarlo Flanagan Dies At Age 41 After Caught With COVID.
Ricarlo Flanagan, an entertainer, rapper and professional comic who was a semifinalist on “Last Comic Standing,” passed on throughout the few days of COVID difficulties, his ability delegate affirmed to Variety. He was 40.
Ricarlo Flanagan — a rapper, entertainer and humorist whose credits incorporate Shameless, Insecure and Last Comic Standing — has passed on at 41 years old.
Flanagan passed on throughout the end of the week in the wake of contracting COVID-19 a little while prior, his representative, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent, tells PEOPLE.
“Ricarlo was genuinely perhaps the most pleasant individual on earth, a magnificent entertainer and we are sorrowful by the information on his passing,” Golfman says in an assertion. No further insights regarding his demise were given.
In a GoFundMe crusade set up to fund-raise to “get him home to his family in Cleveland, Ohio,” Flanagan is portrayed as a “cherishing child, grandson, cousin, nephew, and companion with many stunning gifts.”
“He carried giggling to each room he strolled in,” the pledge drive’s portrayal peruses.
Flanagan’s initial introduction to the universe of satire occurred in 2007, when he found a flyer on a utility pole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, publicizing for parody classes. Subsequent to going to one class, Flanagan was snared and started seeking after a vocation in stand-up parody.
In 2015, Flanagan turned into a semifinalist on the 10th period of Last Comic Standing.
This covid is no joke. I don't wish this on anybody.— Ricarlo Flanagan (@FatherFlanagn) October 1, 2021
The comic proceeded to show up in comedies like The Mick, The Carmichael Show, Insecure, The Neighborhood, and Kidding. He additionally held repeating jobs on Showtime’s Shameless and the Disney XD show Walk the Prank.
Before his demise, the comic had handled his first film job in the Aubrey Plaza-featuring spine chiller Emily the Criminal.
Notwithstanding his work in TV, Flanagan was a rapper who performed under the name Father Flanagan. He delivered his presentation collection, Death of Davinchi, in 2010 and followed the record up with 2019’s An Opus Inspired By Andre Martin and 2020’s Hope Your Proud.
On Sept. 27, Flanagan shared on his Instagram that a fourth collection, named Both Sides Of The Brain, would be delivered in the next month.
After three days, Flanagan tweeted about COVID-19, composing at that point, “This Coronavirus is serious stuff. I don’t wish this on anyone.”
In the wake of his demise, Flanagan’s kindred funnies have taken to online media to offer their appreciation.
“Ricarlo Flanagan was probably the most considerate individual I knew. Knew, in past tense,” jokester and YouTuber Steve Hofstetter composed on Facebook. “If it’s not too much trouble, approach this in a serious way. Kindly get immunized. Kindly wear a veil. This isn’t about ‘opportunity’. This is about not having any desire to lose individuals.”
“This truly sucks,” professional comedian Jeff Horste composed. “One of the most earnest, strong, and most entertaining people I’ll at any point know. Everyday life is difficult. Tell your companions you love them.”