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Remembering Mike DeStefano

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DeStefano performing at The Bowery Poetry Club on March 2, 2011 | Mindy Tucker

Comedian Mike DeStefano has passed away following a heart attack on Sunday Punchline Magazine reports, and it is an enormous loss for the comedy community.

Much of the world got its first taste of DeStefano's brutally honest comedy when he placed fourth on Season 7 of "Last Comic Standing." But DeStefano had already been a favorite of fans and comedians alike in the New York comedy scene for years. He will be remembered for his fierce humanity on stage and his genuine kindness off of it.

Below are some of our favorite clips of DeStefano. If you were a fan or a friend, please share your memories of Mike here. He will be missed.

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