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Comedian George Carlin Dead at 71

Comedian George Carlin Dead at 71

Comedian George Carlin has died from heart failure, reports ET.

His longtime publicist said Carlin, 71, was admitted into the hospital this afternoon after complaining of heart problems. He passed away at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif.

Last year, Carlin celebrated his 50th year in show business and was just tapped last week by the Kennedy Center to receive this year’s Mark Twain Prize, a lifetime achievement award presented to an outstanding comedian.


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61 Responses to “Comedian George Carlin Dead at 71”

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  1. 1
    Bob Says:

    RIP George…

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    gnmc Says:

    That’s a shame, he was wonderful. RIP George.

  3. 3
    t Says:

    My dad loved him he’s bummed. :(

  4. 4
    Grace Says:

    Peace be with you, George.

  5. 5
    RIP Says:

    RIP George.
    Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
    He was a maverick in comedy and will be missed.

  6. 6
    marianna Says:

    RIP Mr Carlin.

  7. 7
    just me Says:

    Another legend gone. He was a amazing and will be truly missed. R.I.P. George and thanks for many,many years of brilliant insight into life.

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    pretty_green_girl Says:


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    Tom Says:

    One of the great ones. He will be missed.

  10. 10
    dean Says:

    Thank you George for SO MANY MANY LAUGHS! You were the best!

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    catluver42 Says:

    One of my favorites. Comedy will not be the same.

  12. 12
    rica Says:

    R.I.P George C. He was an amazing comedian and in his way…activist. He will be missed. Sympathies to his family.

  13. 13
    robrt Says:

    Where do atheist go when they die? A parking garage in phoenix for this one. RIP

  14. 14
    pumpkinskins Says:

    oh man what a bummer! well i guess ol george finally knows if there is an invisible man living in the sky….R.I.P

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    Lain Says:

    Man, I grew up listening to George Carlin. Sure, he was crass. Sure, he was offensive to some. But that’s part of what made him such a great comedian. He is greatly missed, and my condolences go out to his family and all who knew him. May his work continue to inspire more comedic greatness.

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    Susan Says:

    I lost my Dad May 25th 2008 to heart failure. It was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever experienced. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  17. 17
    trish Says:

    Oh my gosh. May he R.I.P.

  18. 18
    Doc Says:

    Just recieved word from a friend who informed me of George’s passing of heart failure this afternoon.

    Been a big fan of his comedy routines for decades. Very funny man, yet very private. After watching his last special on HBO, it was apparent time was catching up with this talented man. He appeard a bit out of it in the special and some of the skits did not appear to like regular stuff.

    George, you are suffering no longer. May you rest in peace and our condolences to his family and friends.

    “… Does this mean we remove you from our address book in, oh, say 6 months…” [A little twist from his special about deciest close ones.]

    Enjoy Your Permanent Sleep, George Carlin…

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    jade Says:

    He was the best. Loved him in “Jersey Girl”. Rest In Peace,George.

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    don moore Says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and dearest friends. I will always miss the fact that George was one of the first to tell it like it is an not back down. This trait, while cusing some issues made him respected for who he was and not simply being a comedian.

  21. 21
    FCloiacono Says:

    I feel like crying

  22. 22
    jb Says:

    What a great guy who was funny as hell. Best comedian ever. Like pumpkinskin said, George will finally find out what the hell is up there. Hopefully there is and you’ll be doing shows up there. RIP

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    Paul Says:

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    nina Says:

    RIP George.

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    Too bad Says:

    Soemone posted prayers? He didn’t believe in God, but I’m sure he was praying on his death bed at St. John’s.

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