Ronnie Shakes

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Ronnie Shakes
Birth nameRonald Michael Sakele
Born(1947-02-21)February 21, 1947
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedMay 16, 1987 (1987-05-17) (aged 40)
Canton, Ohio, U.S.

Ronnie Shakes (born Ronald Michael Sakele; February 21, 1947 – May 16, 1987) was a stand up comedian who made seven appearances on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1984 to 1987. Shakes died at age 40 of a heart attack while jogging.[1][2][3]


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  3. ^ Barbour, John (September 25, 1989). "From AP Newsfeatures". Associated Press. In March it took notice of the heart-attack death at age 40 of comedian Ronnie Shakes in 1987, and noted in retrospect some of his ironic humor seen and heard on the Johnny Carson show.

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