Ricarlo Flanagan, an actor, comic, author, and rapper identified for his work on season eight of Shameless, has handed away on the age of 41.
The information was first confirmed to Deadline Hollywood by Flanagan’s agent, KMR Expertise’s Stu Golfman.
“Ricarlo was one of many nicest folks I’ve ever met in my life and a pleasure to work for. He shall be missed dearly,” Golfman instructed Deadline.
Flanagan had tweeted 12 days in the past that he had contracted COVID-19, saying that “this covid is not any joke. I do not want this on anyone,” though an official reason for loss of life was not disclosed.
It’s unknown whether or not or not Flanagan was vaccinated towards the virus.
In accordance with IMDB, Flanagan’s first credited function was as himself in an unnamed documentary in 2010. From there, he had a lot of bit roles all through tv.
Flanagan turned identified for his look on the truth present Final Comedian Standing, showing on the collection’ ninth season in 2015 the place he made it to the semifinal spherical.
His work was additionally seen on a lot of community collection, together with Fox’s The Mick and Disney’s Stroll The Plank. He additionally had a recurring function on Showtime’s smash-hit authentic collection Shameless, showing in 4 episodes in the course of the present’s eighth season in 2017.
Flanagan had additionally just lately booked a job on an episode of the upcoming Peacock authentic Bust Down and was set to seem on the present alongside Saturday Evening Reside forged member Chris Redd.
He had additionally had roles on a lot of HBO reveals the previous few years, together with Insecure in 2018 and Room 104 in 2020.
Whereas most of his work had come on the small-screen, Flanagan was slated to make his function movie debut within the upcoming indie piece Emily the Legal. Directed by John Patton Ford, the film will star Aubrey Plaza and Gina Gershon.
Past appearing, Flanagan was additionally a comedy author, composing his jokes for Final Comedian Standing and co-writing a brief movie often called The Park in 2014. He had additionally launched his personal comedy album, entitled Man Regulation, in 2013.
Along with the display, Flanagan was additionally a musician and rapper. Performing below the stage title Father Flanagan, he had beforehand launched a trio of rap albums all through the previous decade: Demise of Davinchi, An Opus Impressed by Andre Martin and Hope Your Proud.
Deadline reported that his upcoming fourth rap album, entitled Each Sides of the Mind, was presupposed to be launched Tuesday.
Stu Golfman instructed Newsweek that his shopper handed on the age of 41, not 40 as sources had initially reported.
“Ricarlo actually was one of many nicest folks I’ve ever met and made you smile each time he was round,” Golfman mentioned.
“I’m in disbelief that [Ricarlo] is gone, however admire all of the love and help he has been getting, I didn’t understand what number of followers he had. He was only a working stand-up and actor and he can be blown away on the consideration,” Golfman continued.
Flanagan’s pals have arrange a GoFundMe to assist increase cash for his household.