By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Flanagan, who starred in Shameless, has reportedly passed away at the age of 41 after contracting the dreadful Coronavirus.
His demise was announced by his agent in a statement released earlier today, 13th October, 2021.
He was an actor, comedian and rapper, who was a semifinalist on Last Comic Standing. He died at the weekend after battling with Coronavirus.
Stu Golfman of KMR Talent, said of the performer’s passing, “Sadly this pandemic has taken the life of an extremely talented performer and even nicer human being. Ricarlo will be greatly missed.”
Sometime in 2013, Ricarlo released his debut comedy album, Man Law. Two years later, in 2015, he landed a spot as a semifinalist on the NBC comedy show, Last Comic Standing. From there, the his career grew with recurring roles on shows including Shameless and the Disney+ show, Walk the Prank.
He also had guest starring credits on countless other shows including The Mick, The Carmichael Show, Insecure, The Neighborhood, Mad About You, Kidding and Room 104. Just before his passing, Flanagan also landed his first film role in the thriller Emily the Criminal, alongside actress Aubrey Plaza.
At the announcing of his demise, a GoFundMe account was set up in assisting his burial preparation by his loved ones.
“The news of a loved one’s death is never something easy to hear, let alone if you are far away from the individual,” read the GoFundMe’s description.
“Our dear friend has suddenly passed away and sadly was far from his family. Ricarlo Flanagan was a loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend with many amazing talents. He brought laughter to every room he walked in”, it continued.
“We would like to get him home to his family in Cleveland, Ohio, so his family can put him to rest. We ask that you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.”
May his soul continue to rest in peace.