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Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead At 44

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Greg Giraldo/AP

Greg Giraldo/AP

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 TMZ.com 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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