Ralphie May Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Married, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Ralphie May was a well-known American stand-up comedian and actor. Ralphie May is known for his extensive touring and stand-up comedy specials across multiple platforms.

Early Life and Childhood

Ralphie May was born Ralphie Duren May February 17, 1972. He entered this world in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. He also held American citizenship and followed Christianity. Also, his birth sign was Aquarius.

Moving on to his family members, he was born to his father, Charles Winston May, and his mother, Sue Ann Sykes. He also had two older sisters named Melanie Adamski and Camellia May and an older brother named Charles May.

He grew up with his siblings in Clarksville, Arkansas. He won a contest to open for Sam Kinison, whom he considered his idol when he was 17. Kinison suggested that May move to Houston to improve his standing performance. May received her diploma from Performing and Visual Arts High School.


May passed away October 6, 2017aged 45, after cardiac arrest. May had been suffering from pneumonia for many weeks and had canceled concerts the previous month, according to his spokeswoman Stacey Pokluda. Also, he was due to have a meet-and-greet following his last performance at Harrah’s in Las Vegas around midnight, hours before his death, but he had already shown symptoms of his poor condition.

working life and career

May was chosen to take part in the inaugural season of Last Comic Standing in 2003. He placed second in the tournament won by Dat Phan. May then appeared on popular shows like The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He was the only white comedian on the Big Black Comedy Show in 2005, which included Mo’Nique, Rodman and Vince Morris.

Ralphie May

Caption: Ralphie performs live (Source: USA Today)

May released his debut comedy CD Just Correct in 2005. He then appeared in four Comedy Central specials. Some of these were Girth of a Nation (2006), Prime Cut (2007), Austin-tatious (2008) and Too Big To Ignore (2012). Similarly, he has also done two Netflix specials titled Imperfectly Yours (2013) and Unruly (2013). He had an appearance in the film For the Love of Money. May also appeared in Juggalo’s Gathering 2012.

net worth

As an acclaimed comedian and actor, May had made a fairly satisfying amount of money. According to the online resources, he had an estimate net worth of $2 million at the time of his death.

health problems

May has struggled with his weight his entire life. In 2004 he underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost 350 pounds as a result of participating in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club (160 kg). After May developed viral pneumonia while on vacation in October 2011, she lost 40 pounds.

In November 2011, after contracting severe pneumonia on a cruise ship, he suffered a near-fatal pulmonary embolism when a blood clot from his leg lodged in an artery.

relationship status

May married comedian Lahna Turner on July 3, 2005. A girl was born in September 2007 and a son in June 2009. In October 2015, the couple filed for divorce, requesting joint custody of their children, but their divorce was never finalized.

Ralphie May

Caption: Ralphie with his family (Source: The Comic’s Comic)

Body Measurements and Social Media

May improved his body measurements and suffered from obesity throughout his life. He was 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters tall and weighed 350 pounds or 160 kg at the time of his death. His body weight increased to 800 pounds after a car accident at the age of 16. However, his other body measurements are not currently available.

When it comes to his social media handles, May is available for them. His Facebook page has a whopping 1.8 million followers. Likewise his @therealralphiemay Instagram Account has more than 59.5k followers. In addition, his verified Twitter account has over 89.6k followers.

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