Comedian Patrice O’Nealdied Tuesday morning … as a result of a stroke he suffered back in October.

“Our pal Patrice O’Neal has passed away,” said a tweet from the Opie and Anthony radio show, where O’Neal was a frequent guest. “The funniest and best thinker I’ve ever known.”

TMZ and TheLaughButton.com reported the comedian suffered a stroke at the end of October, but details of the complications that led to his death were not disclosed Tuesday.

“The family wishes to thank all of the fans and friends who have expressed an outpouring of love and support for Patrice these past weeks. We ask that you please respect the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.”

Our prayers go out to his family, No word yet on funeral plans.

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