Ralphie May Weight Loss Story, wife, weight and death

Ralphie May is known as a very famous American comedian who has won hearts with his excellent skills. He also has many features of Netflix, which you can watch anytime you want to have a good laugh.

Ralphie May passed away at a very young age, but his story has inspired a lot of people around. As Ralphie May died after losing 450 pounds.

About Ralphie May

May was born on February 17, 1972, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in Clarksville. At 17, he won a contest to open for Sam Kinison, whom he considered his idol. 

Kinison suggested that May moves to Houston to further develop his comedy routine. May graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

How much did Ralphie May weigh

When Ralphie May was 16 years old, he had an accident, and because of that accident, he had 42 broken bones, which in result caused some serious weight issues for him.

After the accident, Ralphie May started gaining weight, and he gained around 100 pounds, and in no time, he weighed around 800 pounds, which was really unhealthy for his health.

What was the most Ralphie May ever weighed?

His highest weight was somewhere around 800 pounds. According to the Tampa Bay Times, May underwent gastric bypass surgery back in 2004.


Although he dropped a good amount of weight (approximately 350 pounds), he was still overweight and couldn’t seem to get himself into a healthy weight zone.

How much weight did Ralphie May Lose?

May struggled with obesity throughout his life. He participated in VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and had gastric bypass surgery in 2004, which lowered his weight by 350 pounds (160 kg). After about with viral pneumonia on a cruise in October 2011, May lost 40 pounds.

In November 2011, he suffered a nearly-fatal pulmonary embolism after contracting serious pneumonia on a cruise ship, where a blood clot from his leg became lodged in an artery.

After the surgery, Ralphie May did lose around 350 pounds, and then he made goals for himself so that he feels fit again. Even after losing 350 pounds, Ralphie May went through a lot of other weight issues that weren’t good for him.

There are major problems that a person can face because of being overweight, and Ralphie May was going through that even after trying a lot to lose weight. After that, it got difficult for Ralphie May to see himself in the healthy zone again, but he tried his best even after that.


Ralphie May Career

In 2003, May was chosen to participate in the first season of Last Comic Standing. He finished in second place in the competition, with Dat Phan winning first place. Afterward, May appeared in comedy shows, such as The Wayne Brady Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

In 2005, he was the only white comedian on The Big Black Comedy Show, which also featured Mo’Nique, Rodman, and Vince Morris.

In 2005, May released his first comedy album Just Correct. He later recorded four Comedy Central specials titled Girth of a Nation (2006), Prime Cut (2007), Austin-tatious (2008), and Too Big To Ignore (2012), as well as two Netflix specials titled Imperfectly Yours (2013) and Unruly (2015).

 He appeared in For Da Love of Money. May also performed at the “Gathering of the Juggalos 2012”.

Ralphie May Net Worth:$2 Million

Ralphie May net worth and salary: Ralphie May was an American stand-up comedian who had a net worth of $2 million dollars.

Ralphie May acquired his net worth as a popular stand-up comedian who performed on many television shows and specials and toured extensively across the United States and worldwide.

Ralphie Mays wife and Kids

On July 3, 2005, May married comedienne Lahna Turner. The couple had two children: a daughter born in September 2007 and a son born in June 2009. 


The couple filed for divorce in October 2015 and sought joint custody of their children, but their separation could never be finalized.

May discussed his grandmother in a number of interviews and credited her with helping take care of him and his siblings as they were growing up. Speaking to the Arkansas Times in 2012, May said, “Thank goodness for my grandmother, she was a hell of a woman.

She was really beneficial, she kept us in a stature way above our means and made sure we were taken care of as far as clean clothes and shoes.” His Facebook bio also references his grandmother. “

When I was a kid, my grandmother taught me how to crochet and how to quilt, and that’s kind of how I do an act. I have one-liners, I have dirty jokes, but I also have long stories that are 10 or 20 minutes long and the laughs come every eight seconds. It’s a different set. And it’s a different life than most people have led.”

In an interview with the Arkansas Times in 2012, he discussed growing up in Clarksville, shedding light on some of the hardships he faced. He shared, “It was a hard life growing up. It was a similar story to a lot of people in Arkansas.

My mom was a florist. I’m the youngest of four. My father and mother hated each other, and they took it out on us. She’d sue him for not paying child support, then he didn’t pay, and that ended up costing us a lot.”

In 2013, May and his wife Turner started a podcast together called Perfect 10. His memoir, This Might Get a Little Heavy, was published posthumously in December 2017.


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