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American Actor Ralphie May : All About His Amazing Weight Loss, Tumultuous Married Life, Divorce and Tragic Death

Updated On 18 Jun, 2019 Published On 18 Feb, 2019
American Actor Ralphie May : All About His Amazing Weight Loss, Tumultuous Married Life, Divorce and Tragic Death

The American stand-up comedian and actor, Ralphie May made a place in many hearts with his amazing skills and comedy character. Ralphie became even more popular for his extensive tours and comedy specials on Netflix.

American comedian Ralphie relished a beautiful married relationship with his wife until his departure from the world. Even though he remained faithful to his wife and fans, sadly the actor left many to cry in the dark with sudden death. Let's take a quick glance at Ralphie May' married relationship and the cause of his death!

American Actor Ralphie May's Married Relationship

The American actor remained true in his entire life with his fans. However, his sudden death shocked everyone even more to his wife with whom his official divorce process went unsolved.

Late Ralphie May and his ex-wife Lahna Turner
SOURCE: People

Most importantly, the American stand-up comedian walked down the aisle with his girlfriend turned wife Lahna Turner on July 3, 2005. The pair gave birth to two children April June May a baby daughter in 2007 and August May a son in 2009.

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Everything went fine until the misunderstandings of these two led to the separation. The couple filed for an official divorce in October 2015.

With the joint custody of their children, the pair faced the court. However, the divorce never got finalized due to the sudden death of Mr. May.

Ralphie May' Dies At 45 Due To Cardiac Arrest

Sad to many of us, the American stand-up comedian died due to an uncertain cardiac arrest on October 6, 2017. May's publicist Stacey Pokluda confirmed his death!

Comedian Ralphie May dies at 45 

As a matter of fact, May came up battling pneumonia for several weeks that led to the cancellation of shows over the last month. Well, he was scheduled to do a meet and greet on his final performance at Harrah's in Las Vegas. But May showed early signs of his worsening health condition.

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Well, he couldn't surpass his final battle with pneumonia and sadly left the world. May was 45 at the time of his death fighting legal custody with his wife and two children.

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Many of his admirers even posted a condolence and farewell messages in the memory of the comedian star.

With his sudden death, actor Ralphie May left all of his personal effects to his wife Lahna Turner. 

As from the comedian's will revealed in court documents, all of his tangible assets including silver, paintings, furniture, automobiles, and clothing is officially passed to his spouse.

Ralphie May' Weight Loss

May struggled with obesity and pain throughout his life. Heavily weighted 16 years old Ralphie's weight increased to 800 pounds (360 kg) after a car accident.

Ralphie Talks About His Weight Loss

Later on, he participated in VH1's Celebrity Fit Club to lose his weight. Above all, he had gastric bypass surgery in 2004, that lowered his weight by 350 pounds (160 kg).

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Most importantly, the battle with pneumonia viral made him lose 40 pounds until October 2011. Although he succeeded to lose 450 pounds from his initial weight, he left the world in a total shock after a cardiac arrest. Hats off to the mighty man!

Ralphie May: Quick Facts

Ralphie May
  • Ralphie May was born on February 17, 1972, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.
  • May was the youngest of 4 children from his parents.
  • May attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. 
  • In 2005, Ralphie released his first comedy album Just Correct.
  • As of now, late comedian RalphieMay's estimated net worth is $2 million.

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