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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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16.

Don    

Bummer...major bummer.

1454 days ago
17.

Jen    

NOOOOOOOOO!!!
F**K
He was the best at those roasts. Damn!
Such a waste, and so young too
You will be missed, man!!
RIP

1454 days ago
18.

wstaylor    

RIP Greg.

1454 days ago
19.

nanunanu    

oxy kills

1454 days ago
20.

NICOLE    

Again and again... one more dead .. Who was giving the prescriptions? Apparently doctors they are above the law and there is not jail time from them.

Huge business is to keep people addicted to pills uh?

1454 days ago
21.

Duh    

RIP. Very funny dude but obviously not laughing on the inside.

1454 days ago
22.

SoThere    

WTF is everyone in the entertainment business on drugs?
Not a suicide?? Like okay, one is good maybe all of them
will be great??? Come on.

1454 days ago
23.

heather     

and yet Artie Lange and Lindsay Lohan are still alive

1454 days ago
24.

DOODOO HATER    

DONT DO DRUGS!!! RIP MAN!

1454 days ago
25.

meme    

Sad.

1454 days ago
26.

craig    

wow,man,very sad,i just quit those dam pills myself,RIP my friend and i hope your in a better place.RIP greg,craig brooklyn

1454 days ago
27.

Jesse    

Poor Bastard, he would have probably survived if he hadn't gone to the hospital. More people die in the hospital than anywhere else.

1454 days ago
28.

Deb    

Damn. Heaven just got a lot funnier. Miss you, brother.

1454 days ago
29.

Lrobin    

Some of you people are SOOO f*cked up!!!!! Maybe go accidently OD (tylenol can do that also)yourselves, u heartless creatures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIP BUDDY!!!!!!!!

1454 days ago
30.

Annie V    

Rest in peace, Greg. We miss you already.

1454 days ago
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