Fans mourn the death of comedian Ralphie May, 45

He was scheduled to perform in the Twin Cities next month.

Comedian Ralphie May died of cardiac arrest Friday at the age of 45, his agent tells The Hollywood Reporter

Judie Marmel says May had recently canceled some performances because of pneumonia. She told The Hollywood Reporter his body was found at a home in Las Vegas early Friday, adding "He left us entirely too soon -- and we can only wonder where his comedy might have taken all of us."

May's current tour was scheduled to bring him to the Twin Cities next month. He had booked five shows at Rick Bronson's House of Comedy in the Mall of America. 

May was in the headlines in Minnesota in 2016 when the city of Bemidji canceled one of his shows

It was in response to a YouTube video showing part of a 2005 performance where May delivered a rant of profane insults about American Indians. 

May apologized and met with a leader of the American Indian Movement, promising to help the group's work. 

He later donated proceeds from a show to AIM and publicly backed Sioux bands protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

May is survived by his wife, Lahna Turner, and two children.

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