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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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31.

Been Net    

R.I.P. funny man!

1394 days ago
32.

Rickosha    

hey #15....spell much?

1394 days ago
33.

Holly    

RIP funny guy! Miss you and love you. Prayers to your family.

1394 days ago
34.

Mishy    

I loved him as a comedian and a great roaster. Very sexy too! He will be sorely missed at the roasts!
RIP Greg!
xoxoxo

1394 days ago
35.

Deb    

He was one of those comics that told it like it was. It's such a shame that he died so young. Very sad over this...

1394 days ago
36.

who dat    

I don't have any empathy for those who can't/ won't read the label. It's a way to thin the herd. If their was a mistake in mis-labeling or he shouldn't have been prescribed the meds, that's different.

1394 days ago
37.

Bronson    

People need to realize that the line between genius and madness is a thing one. Comedians are notorious for being some of the most tortured souls around. Great Comedians are able to channel their sever angst and depression into humour. RIP Greg, you were an amazing Talent!

P.S. What did he Overdose on? ;-)

1394 days ago
38.

naplessell    

No Roast For You!

1394 days ago
39.

Tommygunz    

R.I.P. Greg, My prayers are with you and you family ,You will be missed !!!

1394 days ago
40.

D.Johnson    

I'm very sorry to hear that. I liked when they made fun of him on the celebrity roasts. I pray that it wasn't suicide. My sencere condolences to his family.

1394 days ago
41.

Ashley    

Have some respect people. A man died. Accident or not....have some respect or don't post. RIP Greg.

1394 days ago
42.

John    

WOW. What a funny guy and Rich Voss lives on. There is no justice

1394 days ago
43.

Drivel Lady    

Very sad, but you'll notice, most comedians that make us laugh the most have experienced a lot of pain. I had a feeling he was already gone - yesterday.

1394 days ago
44.

Mikey    

Very Bad. There ups and downs in life and his brain got stuck not seeing past the down time.

1394 days ago
45.

bonzo    

How's a "source" going to know if it was a suicide attempt or not? The only person who knows for sure is dead. Comedians are supposed to make people laugh, not cry. So stop it, all of you...stop it.

1394 days ago
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