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F***, George Carlin's Dead

6/23/2008 2:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

George CarlinBust out those seven words, it's time for a tribute. Legendary comedian George Carlin has died.

The 71-year-old Carlin died around 6:00 PM PT this evening at an L.A. hospital after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains.

A battle over his comedy -- namely his "Filthy Words" routine -- went all the way to the Supreme Court.

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46.

Lbness    

Best farting comedy ..saw him live ... we laughed til we cried, it was after his wife pass away that we saw him .... ~ he also did a bit about .. "God Bless"
So peace to all George Fans

2221 days ago
47.

beware of big dark HERPE caves    

So sorry, r.i.p.

2221 days ago
48.

KarriO    

George,,,,, God Bless YOU.... You were one of the first TRUE independents..... And a major thank you for speaking the truth about ILLEGAL immigration and proving all of us white folks are racist just because we WELCOME LEGAL

2221 days ago
49.

HotStuff    

Russert = good, well-prepared guy. Carlan = a legend. Finally, some perspective on loss. All respect to Tim -- but let's be clear, Carlan literally changed perceptions.

2221 days ago
50.

CupcakeMagee    

*sniffle* Not too long ago I had the privilege of seeing him perform. It was brilliant, hilarious and wonderful. He was an awesome man and he'll be missed by many, myself included...

"I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin

2221 days ago
51.

KarriO    

PS..... NOT RACIST.....OPPS...

2221 days ago
52.

Just call me trailer trash....    

I partied with him in Vegas once, he was cool

2221 days ago
53.

James    

RIP, what a loss.

2221 days ago
54.

Niox    

How sad! RIP

2221 days ago
55.

Alex in SGV    

This is truly a sad day. I am a 30 year old guy and discoverd George in my late teens. After seeing him in Vegas about 7 years ago it solidified my true love for his brain, and the humor it created. Goodbye George You Will Be Missed!

2221 days ago
56.

Billiam    

One of the best. Rest in peace.

2221 days ago
57.

HotStuff    

Some perspective on recent losses. Russert: a decent,well-prepared guy. Carlan = a mind-altering legend. RIP to both, but George deserves higher billing.

2221 days ago
58.

Huh?    

I am so unbelievably shocked and very saddened. He was one of my favorite comedians and now he's gone. We have all been robbed of a truly, truly funny man. He was a comedic genius. I will sorely miss his HBO specials. I discovered his comedy over 30 years ago and he only got better. He was one of a kind.

2221 days ago
59.

Dottie654    

Is this for real? OMG I so remember his 7 Words You Can't Say on Television routine and all the stink it caused.

R.I.P. dear, wonderful comedic genius. You will never be forgotten. There will never be another like you, only copy cats. My sympathies to your family and friends.

2221 days ago
60.

Jamie    

I saw him live a long time ago. A great man, you shall be missed. Have fun keeping people laughing up there, George. Say hi to Kinison for me too. We love you and will miss you

2221 days ago
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