Comedy Central star Vic Henley dies of pulmonary embolism

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Vic Henley died at 57 of a pulmonary embolism.

The standing comedian – who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show – died Monday after the embolism occurred over the weekend, his family confirmed on Facebook.

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

Sad loss for comedy: Vic Henley died at 57 of a pulmonary embolism. The standing comedian - who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show - died on Monday. Seen in 2011

Sad loss for comedy: Vic Henley died at 57 of a pulmonary embolism. The standing comedian – who appeared on Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show – died on Monday. Seen in 2011

A fan: Adam Sandler said: 'RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Liked it. Reflections and prayers to his family »

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

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

“We already miss him so much and are feeling the weight of this loss. He was our best friend, ”wrote the parent. “We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic.

She also said that he “liked his job because it brought him a lot of his friends.”

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

Another friend: Amy Schumer added: “RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host ‘

Mourning the family: it was his niece who shared the news of his death on social networks. “We already miss him so much and are feeling the weight of this loss. He was our best friend, '' the parent wrote.

Family mourning: it was his niece who shared the news of his death on social media. “We already miss him so much and are feeling the weight of this loss. He was our best friend, ”wrote the parent. “We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic. Seen in 2011

Tributes from celebrities poured in soon after.

Adam Sandler said: ‘RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Loved him. Reflections 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 in the comedy world today. The hilarious talent and one of the sweetest people in Alabama’s own comedy, Vic Henley. We loved Vic so much and for those of us who have known him since the late 80s, we are heartbroken for his family and friends. Greet.

Bad time: Opie Radio said he was a

Bad time: Opie Radio said he was a “great comedian” and “hilarious”

Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live celebrity said he was a nice man.

“Losing a lot of people yo! @VicHenley man was so damn nice. Cardiac embolism. Today has been a hard day. RIP my friend !! #hardyear. ‘

Jim Gaffigan wrote an emotional article.

“Vic was a funny and warm man. I was always excited when Vic was performing because he greeted everyone with a smile and kindness. RIP buddy of peace. You have always been a light in a dark world. Thank you for being my friend.’

From his niece: She also said that he `` liked his job because it brought him a lot of his friends ''. Seen in 2014

From his niece: She also said that he “liked his job because it had brought him a lot of his friends”. Seen in 2014

Opie and Anthony co-host Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes praised Vic.

“A great comic book. I loved playing radio with him, but I liked our friendship even more, “said Hughes. “Always happy, rarely sad … I never had a bad word to say about anyone. His laughter / laughter was so contagious that you wanted to be there.

He added, “Just an incredible loss to his family, friends and the comedy community. The world is less lovable today. Thank you very much for your friendship my brother.

Jim Norton said he was “loved and universally respected by other comics.”

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