Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at Age 44

Prescription drug OD suspected
By Josh ,  Newser User
Posted Sep 29, 2010 8:18 PM CDT Posted Sep 29, 2010 8:18 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 30, 2010 6:31 AM CDT
Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead, 44

Comic Greg Giraldo died today of an apparent prescription drug overdose. Best known for his work on several Comedy Central roasts and NBC's Last Comic Standing, the 44-year-old died in a New Jersey hospital days after being hospitalized. "The tragic news of Greg's passing hits us very, very hard. Greg has been a close member of the Comedy Central family for years, injecting his energy and wicked sense of humor into countless projects," said a statement by Comedy Central.

"The comedy community lost a brother today.” Producer's of Last Comic Standing said, “Greg was one of the most talented comedians of our time. He was truly brilliant. His work will surely continue to influence and inspire us." Read the full article. (Read more drug overdose stories.)

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