Patrice O'Neal, 41

The stand-up comic <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/30/local/la-me-passings-20111130">died in November</a> after suffering a stroke the month before. He began his comedy career in the Boston area before branching out to radio and television appearances, including this year's <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP000011741" title="Comedy Central (tv network)" href="/topic/business/media-industry/television-industry/comedy-central-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP000011741.topic">Comedy Central</a> roast of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003679" title="Charlie Sheen" href="/topic/entertainment/charlie-sheen-PECLB003679.topic">Charlie Sheen</a>.
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The stand-up comic died in November after suffering a stroke the month before. He began his comedy career in the Boston area before branching out to radio and television appearances, including this year's Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen.

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