Comedian DeStefano Dies

Mike DeStefano, 44, a recent finalist on “Last Comic Standing” who was known as a “comic’s comic,” died of a heart attack March 6.

DeStefano was preparing for his one-man show, “A Cherry Tree in the Bronx.”

DeStefano was a former drug addict who contracted HIV from his use, and his wife’s death was related to her own drug abuse.

DeStefano was also known for his heartrending stories for “The Moth” spoken-word competition.