'Opie and Anthony' radio show regular Vic Henley dies at 57.
New York-based standup comedian Vic Henley, who was a regular on the radio show 'Opie & Anthony' as well as the podcast OpieRadio, has passed away. He was 57.
The comedian's niece Tatum Singley confirmed Henley's death taking to Facebook. She wrote, "Vic Henley. An amazing son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, boyfriend, and best friend to many… he loved us all so much and we hope he knows how much we love him."
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Singley revealed Vic "went to be with Lord" at 3.55 pm EST on Monday after suffering pulmonary embolism over the weekend and despite several efforts to save him, the "angels came and took him home." She added, "We can't thank his friends and Nicki enough for being there for us during this time. It means so much and we couldn't do this without you."
Singley believes the world loved her uncle for the smile and laughter he brought on the faces of everyone. He was a much-respected personality in the industry, performing in numerous venues around the country and impressively getting nominated eight times for Comedian of the year. Moreover, he loved his work as well as his friends, who were more like his family.
Merely a week earlier, Singley's uncle was telling her how much he loved his life. She reckons he showed them how much he loved his entire family by showing up for each one of them every single day. Tatum continued:
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. Dad loves you, Nanny loves you, Mike loves you, Mom and Donna love you, Me and Rob love you, Katie and Franklin and Louise (Weezie) love you, Nicki loves you, your entire family loves you. Your friends love you.
Following Henley's death, OpieRadio podcast took to Twitter to share fond memories of this wonderful personality.