Vic Henley dies at 57 – Comedy Central comedian dies while friend Adam Sandler pays tribute

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Vic Henley died at the age of 57.

The actor was well known for his appearances in Comedy Central and The Opie & Anthony Show.

He died of a pulmonary embolism, his broken-heart family confirmed on Facebook.

Vic’s niece announced the tragic news, writing: “We already miss him so much and are feeling the weight of this loss. He was our best friend.

“We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic. “

She added that her uncle “loved his job because he had brought him so many friends. “

Vic died Monday after suffering an embolism over the weekend.



Vic died at age 57

His niece added, “The world loved Vic for the smile and the laughter he brought to all of us.

“The amount of places he has played across the country and having been nominated eight times for the title of Comedian of the Year shows you the respect he had in his job industry. He showed us how much he loved us by the way he showed for each of us everyday. ”

His famous friends paid tribute after learning of his tragic death.



He was a much appreciated standing comedian

Hollywood star Adam Sandler shared a photo of Vic on stage, writing, “RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. I loved it. Thoughts and prayers to his family. “

Actress Amy Schumer wrote: “RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host. “

Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live added, “Losing a lot of people yo! @VicHenley man was so handsome. Cardiac embolism. Today has been a hard day. RIP my friend !! #hardyear. “



Tributes from big names flooded

Comedian and actor Standing Jim Gaffigan wrote: “Vic was such a funny man, so warm. I was always excited when Vic was in a show because he greeted everyone with a smile and kindness.

“RIP my buddy. You have always been a light in a dark world. Thank you for being my friend. “

Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes, one of the hosts of Opie & Anthony, also paid tribute.

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

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

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