Wednesday, September 29, 2010

R.I.P. Greg Giraldo

Comedian Greg Giraldo died Wednesday following a drug overdose, TMZ reported. He was 44.

Friend and fellow comedian Jim Norton confirmed the news on his Twitter: "Greg Giraldo passed away today ... RIP, buddy."

Giraldo's death comes just days after he was hospitalized for what his management called an "accidental overdose." He was listed in critical condition afterward.

The New York native was a regular on The Howard Stern Show for years and was known for his appearances on many of Comedy Central's roasts, such as The Roast of David Hasselhoff. Earlier this year, he served as a judge on Last Comic Standing.

Giraldo, who worked as a lawyer before turning to comedy, is survived by his three children.

A representative at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., declined to comment. Giraldo's agent and manager also declined to comment.

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