November 30th, 2011
11:19 AM ET
In honor of deceased comedian Patrice O'Neal, who died Tuesday at 41 from complications due to a stroke he suffered in October, Comedy Central is adding in some of his programming.
TMZ reports that those at the network are "broken up" about O'Neal's passing, and will re-air his comedy special, "Elephant in the Room," this evening at 8 p.m. ET and again at midnight.
Comedy Central previously hosted O'Neal on their "Roast" of actor Charlie Sheen in September. Although Sheen was only acquainted with O'Neal for the time surrounding the taping of the comedy special, he wrote a lengthy post on the celebrated comic via Twitter Tuesday.
"The entertainment world as well as the world at large lost a brilliant man today," Sheen, 46, wrote. "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."
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