According to Punchline Magazine Mike DeStafano died last night after he suffered a heart attack. Many of you know him from “Last Comic Standing” where he finished in fourth place. After being on the show he began to experience nation mainstream success. Mike DeStafano was even scheduled to perform his new one man show “A Cherry Tree in the Bronx” on Wednesday at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City.
Mike DeStafano was greatly looking forward to the show but after a fight with HIV, drug use and losing his wife the Bronx-born comic has given up the fight. He was a real fighter too friends say. Everyone has something good to say about Mike. Punchline spoke with a friend of the family and confirmed the death of Mike DeStafano.
A life taken down in its prime is always something sad to think about. You always wonder who they could have been and how far they could have gone with their talents. In a statement to TMZ DeStafano’s rep spoke of Mike as a true gentleman, great comic and a fierce warrior. Mike DeStafano will be greatly missed.