Sadly, stand-up comedian and improv actor Michael Lehrer has passed away. He was most renowned for his work in the Second City.

His girlfriend and caretaker, Colette Montague, confirmed his death in a statement, per the Chicago Sun-Times.

Michael Lehrer succumbed to ALS on January 18, 2023, with the aid of a medical professional.

Colette Montague, the late comedian's life partner and carer, told the Chicago Sun-Time

The hardest decision Michael ever took was to choose medical assistance in dying, yet he did so with dignity.

The neurodegenerative condition known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes a person's brain to no longer communicate with their muscles.

People with the disease "lose their ability to walk," and it typically affects people between the ages of 40 and 70.

Michael continued performing at clubs in Austin, Texas, while in a wheelchair.