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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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61.

Queen    

Sad way to go. RIP.

1421 days ago
62.

R.    

Everyone at the Comedy Central Roasts loves you Greg.

1421 days ago
63.

hank    

its his own fault...stupid. he od's on oxy/benzo's and is hospitalized last week, THEN gets out after a close call and then go's back to pill popping and dies. wake up! dont take 5 if your a light weight. take 4 and keep naloxone on you at all times.

1421 days ago
64.

slovenia    

R.I.P

1421 days ago
65.

Quig    

That's sad news. He was always one of the funniest comedians at the Comedy Central Roast.

1421 days ago
66.

daddypedro    

Seriously man, this blows! Loved his comedy.

1421 days ago
67.

lincoln    

Bet all you jerks from the original post of his OD feel bad now. RIP greg.

1421 days ago
68.

Vinnie B    

Wow - Giraldo died before Artie Lange????

1421 days ago
69.

aida    

SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE WITH THE DOCTORS PRESCRIBING THESE DRUGS,SO MANY THAT HAVE DIED THIS WAY,DO NOT DESERVE THIS! R.I.P GREG,YOU WILL BE MISSED! BUT THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND,SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1421 days ago
70.

anonymous    

sooo sad =/ he was really great.

1421 days ago
71.

RJ    

RIP Greg

1421 days ago
72.

JimmyB    

He was easily one of the funniest guys around.

He will be missed.

1421 days ago
73.

G    

This is why marijuana should be legalized! There is no overdose! Everyone vote prop 19 in california NOVEMBER 2ND. you need to sign up within the next WEEK!!. Lets make a change for the good people.

1421 days ago
74.

B    

Did this guy alos work for tv show called King of Queens? It kinda looks familiar to Dougs friend in first two seasons.

I didnt know him, so I dont know if he was nice or terrible person, but still he gets my R.I.P.

1421 days ago
75.

Robert    

Arthur Penn died too ya wankers...but it wasn't from drugs or anything else stupid so TMZ's asleep at the wheel...again/still.

1421 days ago
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