Who was Shameless actor Ricarlo Flanagan and how did he die?

ACTOR, comedian and rapper Ricarlo Flanagan died over the weekend of October 8, following a battle with Covid-19.

Here's everything to know about the multi-talented star's career and his unexpected death at only 40 years old.

How did Ricarlo Flanagan die?

Ricarlo's representative confirmed the performer's death from Covid-19 complications to Variety.

“Sadly this pandemic has taken the life of an extremely talented performer and even nicer human being," Stu Golfman of KMR Talent confirmed.

"Ricarlo will be greatly missed."

On October first, Ricarlo tweeted, "This covid is no joke. I don't wish this on anybody."

He mentioned chest pain in another tweet, while fans responded with well-wishes and sympathy.

What TV shows was Ricarlo Flanagan on?

Ricarlo had become a semi-finalist of NBC competition Last Comic Standing in 2013, shortly after releasing his comedy album Man Law.

He was also well known for his recurring roles in Walk The Prank on Disney Plus and his role as Davey on Shameless.

Viewers may also recognize Ricarlo from his appearances in Insecure, The Mick, The Carmichael Show, and Insecure. 

When is Father Flanagan's new album coming out?

Ricarlo also rapped under the name Father Flanagan, with three albums and a number of singles available on streaming services.

His 2020 album, Hope Your Proud, came out in December.

The latest release, Both Sides of the Brain, was scheduled for release on October 12, 2021, according to prior tweets by Ricarlo.

However, following the news of Ricarlo's death, the album did not drop on streaming services on that date.

It's unclear when the late rapper's project will be released.

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