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'Last Comic Standing' finalist Mike DeStefano dies

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Mike-DeStefanoImage Credit: Dan DionComedian Mike DeStefano, best known for his stint on last season’s installment of Last Comic Standing, has died, his rep confirms to EW.

In a statement, his representative said: “We are indeed incredibly saddened by the loss of this amazing man. He had touched the lives of many with his unique brand of comedy and was looking forward to sharing the same with so many more. Mostly, we will all miss his huge heart and incredibly loving and selfless passion for people. Our friend Mike DeStefano passed away on March 6.”

The Bronx-born comedian, a rehabilitated drug addict-turned-counselor who placed fourth on the NBC reality competition last season, reportedly suffered a heart attack.

Originally posted March 7 2011 — 3:12 PM EST

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