Comedian Coolaide has died after a battle with cancer. The stand-up comedian, who was popular in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, was performing shows in October this year before his illness took a turn for the worse.
His friend and fellow comedian Lil Duval led the tributes joking that the late comedian asked god to let the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coolaide went to heaven and ask God to let the cowboys win today. 😒 that’s cheating bruh
— lil duval (@lilduval) December 10, 2018
Cool-Aide performed in various venues in Detroit and surrounding areas in the state of Michigan. He appeared on BET Comic View and Season 1 of Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes.
Tributes flood in from fans and colleagues of the late comedian.
Comedian Coolaide passed. Cancer ain’t 💩
— FOST (@GeorgeFoster72) December 10, 2018
Damn man Rip comedian coolaide 🙏🏾. Prayers for his family. pic.twitter.com/fveDCYxjAV
— Hannibal Thompson (@_HannibalT) December 9, 2018
Rest In Paradise Coolaide. May God’s embrace protect you. My prayers for your family and friends, and your comedy brothers and sisters. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🌹 pic.twitter.com/9HoaLAMdmv
— Detroit In Your City (@detroitinurcity) December 10, 2018
Coolaide has been battling cancer for about five years; however, it has not been reported which type of cancer he suffered from.
In a heart-wrenching statement, Lil Duval describes visiting the late comedian in the ICU before performing a show later that night.
Duval stated that he played his hit song Smile Bitch as the comedian laid unconscious. In the Instagram post, Lil Duval says that Coolaide squeezed his hand when the hook for the song started playing and revealed that he was the inspiration behind the record.
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I cried the whole time while performing in Detroit Yesterday. I went to hospital to see Coolaide right before and I played smile bitch for him while he was laying unconscious in ICU soon as the hook came in he grabbed my hand and squeezed it. He was my inspiration for the song and my way of thinking
In his last Instagram post in October, Coolaide revealed that his cancer was getting worse but remained optimistic.
The talented comedian inspired many comedians in his hometown of Detroit.