Comedy Central star Vic Henley dies from a pulmonary embolism


Comedy Central star Vic Henley dies from a pulmonary embolism at age 57 as Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, Leslie Jones give tributes

Vic Henley has died at age 57 from a pulmonary embolism.

The stand-up comedian – who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show – passed away on Monday after the embolism occurred over the weekend, his family confirmed on Facebook.

Soon after tributes came in from friends Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, Larry The Cable Guy, Leslie Jones and Jim Gaffigan.

Sad loss for comedy: Vic Henley has died at age 57 from a pulmonary embolism. The stand-up comedian - who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show - passed away on Monday. Seen in 2011

Sad loss for comedy: Vic Henley has died at age 57 from a pulmonary embolism. The stand-up comedian – who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show – passed away on Monday. Seen in 2011

A fan: Adam Sandler said: 'RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Loved him. Thoughts and prayers to his family'

A fan: Adam Sandler said: ‘RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Loved him. Thoughts and prayers to his family’

It was his niece who shared the news of his passing on social media. 

‘We already miss him so much and feel the heavy weight of this loss. He was our best friend,’ the relative wrote. ‘We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic.’

She also said that he ‘loved his work because it brought him so many of his friends.’

Another pal: Amy Schumer added, 'RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host'

Another pal: Amy Schumer added, ‘RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host’

The celebrity tributes poured in soon after.

Adam Sandler said: ‘RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Loved him. Thoughts and prayers to his family.’

Amy Schumer added, ‘RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host’ as she added a photo of him with a dog. 

Larry The Cable Guys said, ‘We lost a good friend today in the comedy world. The talented hilarious and one of the sweetest people in comedy Alabama’s own Vic Henley. We loved Vic so much and for those of us that have known him since the late 80’s we are heartbroken for his family and friends. Salute.

A bad time: Opie Radio said he was a 'great comic' and 'hilarious'

A bad time: Opie Radio said he was a ‘great comic’ and ‘hilarious’

Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live fame said he was a kind man.  

‘Losing a lot of folks yo! @VicHenley man was so fucking nice. Heart embolism. Today was a hard day. RIP my friend!! #hardyear.’

Jim Gaffigan wrote an emotional post.

‘Vic was such a warm special funny man. I was always excited when Vic was on a show because he greeted everyone with a smile and kindness. RIP peace buddy. You were always a light in a dark world. Thanks for being my friend.’ 

From his niece: She also said that he 'loved his work because it brought him so many of his friends.' Seen in 2014

From his niece: She also said that he ‘loved his work because it brought him so many of his friends.’ Seen in 2014

Opie & Anthony co-host Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes had high praise for Vic.

‘A great comic. Loved doing radio with him but loved even more our friendship,’ Hughes said. ‘Always happy, rarely sad … never had a bad word to say about anyone. His laugh/giggle was so contagious which you wanted to be around.’

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He added: ‘Just an incredible loss to his family, friends and the comedy community. The world is less loveable today. Thanks so.much for your friendship my brother.’  

Jim Norton said he was ‘loved and universally respected by other comics.’   

 

 

 



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