updated 11/30/2011 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/30/2011 AT 10:30 AM ET
Laughter and tears – the world of comedy has united in grief as they remember one of their funniest colleagues, Patrice O’Neal, who died Monday at age 41.
“RIP Patrice O’Neal. You made us laugh til we cried,” Sarah Silverman wrote on Twitter, one of many fellow comedians to pay tribute publicly to O’Neal.
“One of my favourite stand up comedians. So sad. RIP,” wrote Ricky Gervais.
“I started my career w/ Patrice O’Neal,” wrote Dane Cook, who posted a photo of himself and O’Neal to Twitter. “He was 1 of the best ever. Fond memories of road gigs, late night eats & laughs.”