Ricarlo Flanagan died away from his family home in Cleveland, Ohio, and a GoFundMe fundraiser his loved ones have set up to get him back home for a funeral describes the comedian as “a loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend with many amazing talents. He brought laughter to every room he walked in.”
Flanagan’s fellow comedians have also reflected on their departed friend’s good nature, and the way he passed away. “Ricarlo Flanagan was one of the kindest people I knew,” comedian Steve Hofstetter wrote in a retweet of Flanagan’s final message on the platform. “Knew, in past tense. This is the last thing Ricarlo tweeted before he died. Please take this seriously. Please get vaccinated. Please wear a mask. This isn’t about ‘freedom’. This is about not wanting to lose people.” In an earlier tweet, Hofstetter called Flanagan “one of the funniest, kindest people I knew in this business. I worked with him on so many things, hung with him so many times, and I will miss him so much.”
Comedian Alex Ðuong shared the sentiment. “He was one of the funniest and kindest people on the LA comedy scene. It’s heartbreaking to lose @FatherFlanagn,” he tweeted, and implored people to support the family’s GoFundMe. Other comedy scene notables, like Josh Gondelman and Shalewa Sharpe, have also shared their condolences and spread the message.
Our deepest condolences go to Flanagan’s family, friends, and loved ones.