Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead At 44

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Comedian Greg Giraldo has died, reportedly of an accidental overdose. He was 44.

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Giraldo had been hospitalized in New Brunswick, NJ after he overdosed on prescription pills last weekend. A source from the entertainment and gossip website said the overdose was not a suicide attempt.

Giraldo was best known for his celebrity roast appearances on Comedy Central. He had also been a judge on this past season of “Last Comic Standing.”

Comedy Central released a statement Wednesday night saying “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,” the statement said, “The comedy community lost a brother today.”

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  • LJW

    A great guy, telling it how it is….we are gonna miss you Greg.

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  • the skies

    There is no such thing as a accidental overdose. It’s all purposely done. Well he is free of what ever was depressing him

    • KPMc

      And you received your medical and/or psychiatric degree from which fine institution?

  • paula willison

    Gone too soon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,rip

  • oops

    they should be called drugedians..him farley balushi…when well they learn

    • joe average

      when will they learn to spell and punctuate?

  • Joe

    Not another!

  • carol

    too bad. i liked him

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