LAS VEGAS -- Comedian Ralphie May is dead at the age of 45.
The comedian's Facebook page shared the news Friday afternoon that May had been battling pneumonia and had cancelled tour dates trying to recover.
On Friday morning May was found in a private residence in Las Vegas. The cause of death has been determined as cardiac arrest.
On Wednesday May won the Casino Comedian of the Year at the Global Gaming Expo.
He is survived by his wife Lahna Turner and children April June May and August James May.