Shameless actor Ricarlo Flanagan has died at 41 following a battle with COVID-19.

“Ricarlo was truly one of the nicest people on the planet, a wonderful performer and we are heartbroken by the news of his passing,” his agent, Stu Golfman, said in a statement. No further details about his death were given.

A GoFundMe campaign to bring him back to his hometown in Clevland, Ohio was started and has already reached double the amount than the $20,000 goal.

Earlier this month, Flanagan shared that he contracted COVID on his Twitter account and that he wasn’t doing well.

Following his passing, other comedians have paid their respects on social media.

“Ricarlo Flanagan was one of the kindest people I knew. Knew, in past tense,” comedian and YouTuber Steve Hofstetter wrote on Facebook. “Please take this seriously. Please get vaccinated. Please wear a mask. This isn’t about ‘freedom.’ This is about not wanting to lose people.”

Flanagan started his career in 2007 when he attended comedy classes and became hooked. In 2015, he performed on the show Last Comic Standing and made it to the semi-finals.

He went on to appear in several comedies including The Mick, The Carmichael Show, Insecure and had a reoccurring role on Shameless. 

Flanagan also performed as a rapper under the stage name Father Flanagan.

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