LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Comedian Ralphie May performs at KROQ Presents Kevin & Bean's April Foolishness at The Shrine Auditorium on April 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

TMZ is reporting that stand up comedian Ralphie May has passed away in Las Vegas.

Sad news from the world of comedy, Ralphie May, the southern comedian has passed away after struggling with phenomena.

May had performed as a part of the reality TV show “Last Comic Standing” in 2003 and has been featured as a part of several Comedy Central and Netflix comedy specials. He was also a frequent guest on morning radio shows.

May had been touring and playing shows right up to the day before his death. Despite battling phenomena, Ralphie maintained every gig he booked in Las Vegas.

May passed away Friday morning following a performance at Harrah’s and 6 weeks of battling phenomena at a private residence in Las Vegas.