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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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76.

2tall    

Some people will do anything for a laugh.

1384 days ago
77.

bring back recent posts    

I don't get the posters blaming the doctors, seriously, Americans use prescription drugs more than any other country in the world, take a look in everyones medicine cabinet, its up to the user to read the labels..geeeeeeeeeeez..oh..and btw..RIP young man.

1384 days ago
78.

ralph    


What kills you five days after you overdose on it?

Aspirin... destroys the liver and then you die.

1384 days ago
79.

Tyler    

Wow, so sad.

Funny guy.

1384 days ago
80.

bando    

first

1384 days ago
81.

Alex    

What was it that he overdosed on? Was it one type of meds, or a combination?

1384 days ago
82.

JV    

Our dearest Greg, this morn finds us wrecked by the fiery pangs of your absence. We'll bear your cherished memory with us as we battle the forces of safe and predictable comedy.

R.I.P. Greg.

1384 days ago
83.

T    

He died FIVE DAYS after the overdose? That doesn't sound right.. I'm no doctor, but wouldn't an OD typically result in someone dying like within 24 hours...?

1384 days ago
84.

candyclark    

I miss you already babe-

you're #1
-CC

1384 days ago
85.

Lil    

Wow. What a shame. he was really funny. I am hard to make laugh but I found him hilarious!
Rip.

1384 days ago
86.

Duh    

1/
Genius is not a generous thing
In return it charges more interest than any amount of royalties can cover
And it resents fame
With bitter vengeance

Pills and powdres only placate it awhile
Then it puts you in a place where the planet's poles reverse
Where the currents of electricity shift

Your Body becomes a magnet and pulls to it despair and rotten teeth,
Cheese whiz and guns

Whose triggers are shaped tenderly into a false lust
In timeless illusion

- Jim Carroll (8/1/49 - 9/11/2009) from "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain"

1384 days ago
87.

Elvis    

Jerian--you're a ***.

1384 days ago
88.

shawn olsen    

So sad to hear, I loved him on the roasts. Sympathy to his family, and who said illegal drugs are the worst,it is beginning to look more and more like the legal drugs are killing more people now my boyfriends sisters are both on pain pills and have an addiction, too easy to get, RIP greg.

1384 days ago
89.

pyramid    

Wow, I can't believe this. RIP, man. You will be missed.

1384 days ago
90.

vindog    

Yo Lindsey, please take notes!

If you have never been addicted to Opiates, try to be sympathetic, because I know everyone and anyone who has, is very empathetic right now.

I hope his family can relax a bit now, another Hollywood trajedy...

1384 days ago
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