Flanagan’s agent, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent confirmed the news of his death to Deadline with a statement that read: “Ricarlo was one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life and a joy to work for. His memory will be deeply missed. “
A cause of death has not been officially announced. However, Flanagan had posted to Twitter on Oct. 1 revealing to his followers that he had contracted the coronavirus.
“This covid is no joke. he was a author at that time.
A GoFundMe account was created to help Flanagan’s family bring Flanagan’s remains to Cleveland, Ohio so they could lay him to sleep. He was described as “a loving son, grandson, cousin, nephew and friend with many incredible talents.” “
“He brought laughter into every room that he entered,” says the page.
Comedian Ricarlo Flanagan has died at age 40.
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People reports that Flanagan got his start in comedy in 2007 when he found a flyer posted on a telephone pole in Ann Arbor, Michigan, advertising comedy classes. By 2015, he was a semifinalist on the ninth season of the comedy competition show. Acting was also something he explored, appearing on shows like “The Mick”, “The Carmichael Show”, “Insecure”, “The Neighborhood”, and “Kidding”. His most notable performance, however, was on Showtime’s Shameless.
In addition to stand-up and acting, Flanagan had a passion for music. Flanagan was a talented rapper and performed as Father Flanagan. His debut album, “Death of Davinchi,” dropped in 2010. He followed that up in 2019 with “An Opus Inspired By Andre Martin” and, most recently, “Hope Your Proud” in 2020. He announced days prior to his COVID-19 announcement that a fourth album was on the way. It’s not clear if he could finish the album before his passing.