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Comedian

Greg Giraldo

is Dead

9/29/2010 9:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Greg Giraldo died today at the age of 44 -- five days after he was hospitalized for an overdose.

Greg Giraldo death.
Greg had been hospitalized in New Brunswick, NJ after he overdosed on prescription pills last weekend. A source said the overdose was not a suicide attempt.

Greg GiraldoTMZ has obtained what is believed to be one of the last photos of Giraldo -- taken at the Stress Factory comedy club in New Brunswick, NJ on Friday September 24 ... the night before he OD'd.

Giraldo was best known for his celebrity roast appearances. He had also been a judge on "Last Comic Standing."

A source close to Greg tells us, "Greg passed away today at the hospital in New Brunswick as a result of an accidental overdose. His family was by his side."

We're told plans are being made for a public memorial service.
  

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Janine    

if the bottle says take only 2 a day, you gotta listen my man.

R.I.P.

1401 days ago
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La La Land    

Wow.

Very sad news. Rip :(

1401 days ago
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Chris    

That's what you get for OD'ing

1401 days ago
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Abigail    

That's so sad. He was hysterical. I loved so many of his comedy routines. God bless and may he rest in peace.

1401 days ago
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Ben    

Dude, that is so ****ed up! He was like my favorite at those roasts. This whole thing sounds a little sketchy though.

1401 days ago
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Chris    

R.I.P Shocked to hear this news. Thoughts to Greg's family and friends.

1401 days ago
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nickyjayyy    

damn dude.

1401 days ago
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Chris    

RIP Greg...hugely underrated comic and one of my favorites. Can't imagine a comedy central roast without him.

1401 days ago
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Michael Shashoua    

In tribute -- reviewed his show at Comix May 2010: http://www.jesterjournal.com/GiraldoComix.htm

1401 days ago
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Mark    

Sorry buddy, the Opie & Anthony family will miss you. Thanks for the good times

1401 days ago
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carlitos    

R.I.P.

1401 days ago
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3Storms    

At least he rolled doubles before dying

1401 days ago
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JERIAN    

super sad .....my paryers go out to you and your family and if anyone says NYTHING BAD ABOUT THIS sad situation my KARMA visit you and yours.....this world is cruel and the humans have no compassion for there fellow man...super sad but in the end we will all be judged by god so be carefull how you act and treat people,,

1401 days ago
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beachgal    

So very sad.

1401 days ago
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todd lee    

DAMN!!! He was a funny guy, and he was 1 of my favorite roasters. R.I.P.

1401 days ago
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