Comedian Vic Henley has died aged 57 after suffering a pulmonary embolism, his family has confirmed in a statement. Vic’s niece announced the tragic news of his death on Facebook.
As part of a lengthy statement, she wrote: “We already miss him so much and feel the heavy weight of this loss. He was our best friend.
“We love you more than you could ever know, Uncle Vic.”
The comedian’s niece went on to praise her uncle for “the smile and laughter he brought to us all”.
She added: “The amount of venues he performed in around the country and being nominated eight times for Comedian of the Year tells you a small amount of the respect he had in his industry of work.
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Actor Adam Sandler shared a picture of Vic on stage alongside the caption: “RIP VIC HENLEY. Such a funny man. Loved him. Thoughts and prayers to his family.”
Amy Schumer commented: “RIP Vic Henley. Always kind and a great host.”
Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones added: “Losing a lot of folks yo! @VicHenley man was so f*****g nice. Heart embolism. Today was a hard day. RIP my friend!! #hardyear.”
Comedian Dave Attell tweeted: “It’s hard to come up with words when there is so much loss going on right now.