Comedian Ralphie May dies at age 45, according to TMZ report

AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 10: Comedian Ralphie May performs at ACL Live on June 10, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jay West/WireImage)

Comedian Ralphie May has died at the age of 45, according to a report by the celebrity gossip website TMZ.

May was a runner-up in the 2003 season of the NBC TV series “Last Comic Standing.” He starred in several comedy specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.