Today is a sad day for us here at the AME Experience after hearing Comedian Ralphie May passed away from cardiac arrest/pneumonia at the age of 45 years old.
A few years ago, when the AME Magazine was still “The Expressionist Magazine”, we had the pleasure of hanging out with Ralphie at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. We had the chance to do a live stream video interview with him before the show.
He quickly pointed out how close to David Spade and Chris Farley we were. He was huge and I was a skinny little sarcastic guy who sitting next to him resembles the famous comedy duo. He said
“Dude you know we look like Chris Farley and David Spade… if you give me your shirt, I can do fat guy in a little coat”
We both laughed at the whole comparison; because lets face it, that’s how it looked. We had a great interview, he made me laugh the entire time. I continued to talk with him by MySpace and Facebook for some time so I learned a lot about him.
He was one of my favorite comedians and now the world won’t get to laugh with him anymore. He’s really gone too soon.
The AME Experience expresses our deepest condolences to the May family, and may God rest his soul – I know he’ll be putting on one amazing show in Heaven.