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Actor and Comic Vic Henley dead at 57

Comedian Vic Henley has died.

Henley — who was a legend on the New York comedy circuit and a regular on the “Opie and Anthony” show — suffered a pulmonary embolism over the weekend, according to a Facebook post by his niece.

Comedy veteran Larry the Cable Guy wrote on Twitter, “We lost a good friend today in the comedy world. The talented hilarious and one of the sweetest people in comedy Alabama’s own Vic Henley. We loved Vic so much and for those of us that have known him since the late ’80s we are heartbroken for his family and friends. Salute.”

Fellow NY cult comedy legend Dave Attell said, “Vic Henley was a comic and a friend and his family should know that he will be sorely missed by many in the NY comedy scene.”

And Jim Gaffigan wrote, “Vic was such a warm special funny man. I was always excited when Vic was on a show because he greeted everyone with a smile and kindness.” He was 57.