Ralphie May was a famous American comedian and actor. Throughout his life, he struggled with obesity, which reached a peak of 800 pounds at one point to 350 pounds.
May’s weight gain was caused by a car accident when he was 16 years old. The accident left Ralphie with health issues that contributed to his obesity.
Despite his size, Ralphie always worked hard to maintain his sense of humor and entertain audiences.
In 2003, he won the first season of Last Comic Standing. He later went on to star in several TV shows and movies.
How did Ralphie lose weight?
May’s poor eating habits had led to a steady increase in his weight, making it a serious threat to his health and wellbeing.
Reaching a peak of 800 pounds, May knew something had to be done in order to improve his situation.
With plenty of determination, May decided that it was finally time to take action and began the long road of weight loss.
Committing wholeheartedly and seeing real results with this lifestyle change, he has been able to make impressive progress so far despite the daunting task ahead.
At the age of 32 years, Ralphie was inspired to turn his life around and joined VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.
He went through a dramatic transformation where in 2004 he underwent a gastric bypass surgery in order to break away from his unhealthy dietary habits.
As a result of the procedure, he successfully shed more than half of his former weight, which was an astounding 450 pounds.
His courage to make a positive change speaks volumes not only about him but also many others worldwide who struggle with their health and weight.
In 2011, May Ralphie caught a bad case of viral pneumonia while on a cruise which seriously impacted his health.
The illness caused him to become severely ill and resulted in an even more extreme effect the loss of 40 pounds.
While he was eventually able to get better, he never fully recovered and lived with diminished health afterwards.
This shows how serious viral pneumonia can be, and how it can quickly take away much more than just physical energy.
Ralphie May was a comedic legend, known for brightening up even the gloomiest of days with his infectious brand of humor.
In 2016, he proudly reported to the media that he had lost 450 pounds while this feat was nothing short of remarkable, it still wasn’t enough to save the comedian from the devastating effects of obesity.
Tragically, Ralphie passed away on October 6th, 2017 after going into cardiac arrest. His death serves as yet another reminder of the dangers associated with being overweight and possessing an unhealthy lifestyle.
Rest in peace Ralphie; you will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved you.