The comedy world is reeling from the loss of a Minnesota-raised stand-up comic who died on Thanksgiving after a battle with brain cancer.
And last month, comedian Daniel Tosh, host of the Comedy Central hit Tosh.0, made headlines when he rasied $25,000 for Ritchie by auctioning off items from his show, only to bet it all against his favorite NFL team – the Miami Dolphins – and double it when the New England Patriots beat them, according to Inquisitr.
He donated his winnings to Ritchie's cause.
The GoFundMe page, meanwhile, has managed to take in over $100,000, but on Thursday, Walsh, known for appearances on Comedy Central's "Drunk History" and other shows, updated it with some grim news:
"Andy passed away this afternoon at Hollywood Presbyterian. His mom, Ruby, and his brother Simon were all with him," he wrote. "I don't know what else to say. He was a great guy."
He also urged fans to stop donating, but thanked everyone who chipped in and wished them a happy Thanksgiving.
Among Ritchie's accomplishments were his appearances on Fox Sports Network's Softball 360, podcast Comedy Death Ray (now Comedy Bang Bang) and Live at Gotham, Comedy Central's stand-up showcase, according to his website, which says the comic "cut his teeth in the (Minneapolis) improvisational scene."
Here's a clip from one of his performances:
Fans are taking to Twitter with their thoughts on Ritchie's passing: