Ricarlo Flanagan, the actor, rapper and slapstick comedian greatest identified for “Shameless” and being a semifinalist on Season 9 of “Last Comic Standing,” has died at age 40.

Flanagan’s agent, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent confirmed the news of his demise to Deadline with an announcement that learn: “Ricarlo was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life and a joy to work for. He will be missed dearly.”

An official reason for demise was not given. However, Flanagan had posted to Twitter on Oct. 1 revealing to his followers that he had contracted the coronavirus. 


“This covid is no joke. I don’t wish this on anybody,” he wrote at the time. 

A GoFundMe web page was set as much as increase funds to carry Flanagan’s stays residence to his household in Cleveland, Ohio in order that they will lay him to relaxation. It described him as a “loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend with many amazing talents.”

“He brought laughter to every room he walked in,” the web page provides.

Comedian Ricarlo Flanagan has died at age 40.
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People reviews that Flanagan obtained his begin in comedy in 2007 when he discovered a flyer posted on a phone pole in Ann Arbor, Mich. promoting comedy lessons. By 2015, he was a semi-finalist on the ninth season of the comedy competitors present. He additionally dipped into performing, with appearances on comedies like “The Mick,” “The Carmichael Show,” “Insecure,” “The Neighborhood” and “Kidding.” However, his most memorable efficiency was his recurring position on Showtime’s “Shameless.” 

In addition to stand-up and performing, Flanagan had a ardour for music. He was an achieved rapper who carried out underneath the title Father Flanagan. His debut album, “Death of Davinchi,” dropped in 2010. He adopted that up in 2019 with “An Opus Inspired By Andre Martin” and, most lately, “Hope Your Proud” in 2020. He introduced days previous to his COVID-19 announcement {that a} fourth album was on the best way. However, it’s unclear if he was capable of end it previous to his demise.