Ricarlo Flanagan, an actor, comedian, writer, and rapper known for his work during the eighth year of Shameless, passed away at the age of 41.
The news was first confirmed on Deadline Hollywood of Flanagan’s agent, Stu Golfman of KMR Talent.
“Ricarlo is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met in my life and a joy to focus on. He will be surpassed,” Golfman said. Deadline.
Flanagan tweeted 12 days ago that he was contracted to COVID-19, saying “this covid is no joke. I don’t want it on anyone,” though an official cause of death was not disclosed .
It is not known whether or not Flanagan was vaccinated against the virus.
According to IMDB, Flanagan’s first role was like his own in an unnamed documentary in 2010. From there, he has had numerous roles throughout television.
Flanagan became known for his appearance on the reality show Last Comic Standing, appears in the ninth season of the series in 2015 where he reached the semifinal round.
His work has also been seen in a number of network series, including Foxayan The Mick at Disneyayan Walk to the Plank. He also had a recurring role in the smash-hit original Showtime series Shameless, appears in four episodes during the show’s eighth season in 2017.
Flanagan also recently booked a job at an upcoming stage Peacock original Bust Down and set to appear on the show next Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd.
He also had roles in a number of HBO shows the past few years, plus Doubtful in 2018 and Room 104 in 2020
While most of his work comes to the small-screen, Flanagan is set to make his feature film debut in the upcoming indie piece Emily the Criminal. Directed by John Patton Ford, the film will star Aubrey Plaza and Gina Gershon.
Beyond acting, Flanagan is also a comedy writer, composing his jokes Last Comic Standing and writing a short film known as The park in 2014. He also released his own comedy album, titled Human Law, in 2013.
In addition to the screen, Flanagan is also a musician and rapper. Performing under the stage name Father Flanagan, he has previously released a trio of rap albums throughout the past decade: Death of Davinchi, An Opus Inspired by Andre Martin at Looking forward to Your Pride.
Deadline reportedly his upcoming fourth rap album, titled Both sides of the Brain, would have been released on Tuesday.
Stu Golfman said Newsweek that his client passed the age of 41, not 40 as sources originally reported.
“Ricarlo really is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and I make you smile whenever he’s around,” Golfman said.
“I don’t believe in that [Ricarlo] lost, but appreciate all the love and support he gets, I don’t realize how many fans he has. He was just a working stand-up and actor and he would blown away at the attention, “Golfman continued.
Flanagan’s friends set up a GoFundMe to help raise money for his family.