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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine about seven dirty words you could not say on television. A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of his "Filthy Words" routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.  [source]


It's a huge loss -- especially now, when we really need him. (I mean, how pissed off would Bill Hicks have been when Bush Jr was elected in 2000?)

I just can't believe it (and keep editing this damn post to try to make an entry worth the greatness of this man. But I just can't. I'm sorry). RIP, George Carlin. It's just not going to be the same without you.


* piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. 

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porcelain72
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I am genuinely saddened at this.
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greatbearmd
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
This is awful. George Carlin is one of my 'heroes'. The man was a genius.
waitingforoct
Jun. 23rd, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Maybe he actually died of using the same brush for his hair, butt and teeth.
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