(CBS) Celebrities are using their Twitter accounts to pay tribute to Patrice O'Neal, whoMonday at the age of 41.
The actor, comedian and radio personality had battled diabetes and suffered a stroke last month.
Here's what some stars had to say about O'Neal:
Charlie Sheen (O'Neal performed at the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen" in September): "The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man today. Patrice had that rare "light" around him and inside of him. I only knew him for the few days leading up the Roast. Yet I will forever be inspired by his nobility, his grace and his epic talent. my tears today are for the tremendous loss to his true friends and loving family."
Seth Meyers: "RIP Patrice O'Neal. A day spent watching clips of him on-line is a day well spent."
Colin Quinn:"Thanks to everybody for the Patrice ONeal comments. One of a kind. In heaven right now, charming half and infuriating half, then reversing."
Sarah Silverman:"RIP Patrice O'Neal. You made us laugh til we cried."
Kevin Smith:"I shared some air & some air time with the man on O&A & he was always funny & thoughtful. Patrice - He WILL be missed."
Bob Saget: "Patrice O'Neal. So damn funny and so smart and such a giant heart."
Denis Leary: Patrice O'Neal. One of the funniest men who ever walked this earth. RIP.
Judah Friedlander:"RIP Patrice O'Neal."
Donald Glover:"f---.....one of the funniest and smartest comedians ever. Rest in Peace Patrice O'Neal."
Michael Ian Black: "Ah, s---. I didn't know him but I admired him. RIP Patrice O'Neil."
Quest Love (of The Roots): "so grateful i got to see Patrice Oneal do his last NYC gig. man this is so devastating. he truly was one of my favorite comics. RIP Patrice."
Patton Oswalt: "Yes, I'm serious. And very, very sad. #RIPPatrice."