Patrice O’Neal’s net worth is about $500,000.
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Patrice O’Neal was one of those comedians who was both revered and feared for his audacity, which made him stand out on stage. Unfortunately, the last time audiences were entertained by his comic abilities was in 2011 at The Comedy Central Roast, where he was the final act to perform. The Roast broke the record for the highest-rated edition of the comedy roasts at the time. Sadly, O’Neal died in November 2011.
Patrice’s O’Neal was 41 years old when he died. Born to a single mother on December 7, 1969, he was named after Congolese Independent leader Patrice Lumumba, the country’s first Prime Minister, as well as Malcolm X.
O’Neal, who has been a fan of comedy since his high school days at West Roxbury High School, turned down a football scholarship to pursue comedy, beginning with Estelle’s in Boston and later moving on to Manhattan’s Comedy Cellar before gaining mainstream recognition with the Opie and Anthony radio show.
What is the net worth of Patrice O’Neal?
Patrice O’Neal accomplished many things in his career that many other comedians could only dream of.
He had HBO and Comedy Central comedy specials, and he appeared in a few films, including Spike Lee’s 25th Hour and Nature Calls (2012), his debut and final films. He also appeared in a number of TV roles and provided the voice of Jefferson James in Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.
Patrice O’Neals first comedy live album, which he had completed prior to his death, was released posthumously on February 7, 2012.
The album debuted at number 35 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Billboard Comedy Albums chart. The album’s proceeds were donated to his family.
O’Neal’s net worth was estimated to be $500,000 at the time of his death.
Patrice O’Neal: Death
Patrice O’Neal’s death was not entirely unexpected by the world, like a stroke, he suffered a month before had prepared many minds that he was likely in his final days.
Despite the fact that his death was not unexpected, the comic world was saddened by the loss of the comedian they loved to despise.
Since the age of 23, O’Neal had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a condition that his mother also has. Despite his early diagnosis, O’Neal never took his health seriously… until it was too late.
He would forego medication and eat whatever he wanted, and as a result, the comedian struggled with his weight for the majority of his life.
Later in life, O’Neal’s health became so concerning that he decided to go vegan, but it appeared that it was too late. On October 19, 2011, O’Neal suffered a stroke and required immediate surgery after being rushed to the hospital.
A procedure performed removed a blood clot in his head, but it was insufficient to improve his condition, let alone prolong his life.
Patrice O’Neal was unable to move his body or speak, relying solely on his eyes to communicate. On November 29th, 2011, O’Neal passed away as a result of a stroke.
Matt Frost, O’Neal’s manager, issued an official statement confirming his death. On December 5th, 2011, the comedian was laid to rest at the Park Avenue Christian Church. A number of other top comedians were in attendance.
Patrice O’Neal: Relationship Status
Vondecarlo Brown, his long-term girlfriend and fiancee whom he frequently referred to as his wife, is one of O’Neal’s survivors. Because of O’Neal’s death in November, their December wedding was canceled. Vondecarlo Brown worked for O’Neal for a decade.
Brown, a stand-up comedian in her own right, has dedicated her time to preserving her alleged husband’s legacy since his death.
She was instrumental in the creation of Better Than You, a documentary about O’Neal’s career that was released on iTunes in November 2012.
Brown is the author of “Speak Fluent Man: The Top Things Women Should Think About Before Blaming The Man.”
Despite the fact that O’Neal and Vndecarlo had no children together, O’Neal was the father figure to Amilyom, her daughter from a previous relationship, who was born in 2000.
Patrice O’Neal: Height & Weight
Standing at a towering 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing approximately 300 pounds at one time, Patrice O’Neal commanded every stage he mounted, which complemented his confrontational comic style.