The Hollywood Reporter revealed earlier today that the standing comedian, Vic Henley, died tragically. His niece took advantage of his social media to share a very thoughtful message about him, declaring that he was the kind of person who brought “smiles and laughs” to everyone.

Vic, who appeared regularly on Opie and Anthony, died at the age of 57. Henley is said to have died after fighting a pulmonary embolism. Henley’s niece also wrote in her statement that Vic’s standing in the standing comedy world was immense.

She claims that he has been nominated eight times for the title of Comedian of the Year, which speaks volumes about his heritage in the community. Gregg “Opie” Hughes also shared kind words for him on his Twitter account, stating that he enjoyed working with him. Comedian Vic Henley Passes Away At Age 57

Hughes shared that not only was their working relationship excellent, but that he was also a great friend. According to the radio host, he liked to come home late at night, and when it was time for them to separate, he yelled at him that people were not supposed to make friends at their age.

He went on to say that Vic rarely had anything negative to say about someone, adding that his laughter was so contagious that people couldn’t help but want to be with him. Henley has worked in a variety of productions over the course of his career, including The Stand-Up Show and Comedy Central Presents