Greg Giraldo Dead at 44 (1965 – 2010)

September 29th, 2010 // 87 Comments
RIP Greg Giraldo

Five days after being found in a hotel room where he accidentally overdosed on prescription pills, comedian Greg Giraldo died today, according to TMZ:

A source said the overdose was not a suicide attempt.
Giraldo was best known for his celebrity roast appearances. He had also been a judge on “Last Comic Standing.”
A source close to Greg tells us, “Greg passed away today at the hospital in New Brunswick as a result of an accidental overdose. His family was by his side.”

Even though I’ve always been a fan, I don’t want to whitewash the fact a (apparent) drug addiction just left a wife and kids behind by getting all sentimental. However, I think I speak for all of us when I say, “How the fuck is Lindsay Lohan still alive?! C’mon!”

Rest in Peace, Greg.

Photo: Getty

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  1. ri

    yeah why couldn’t it have been Dane Cook?

  2. captain america

    pffffff: FINALLY?

  3. captain america

    this couldn’t have happen earlier on?

  4. The Real TAB

    Shame this guy is young.

  5. RIP Greg Giraldo
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    Omg RIP. This guy was hilarious on the roasts. He will be missed.

  6. Tommy Lee's Cock

    karma bit this bully in the ass. whose laughing now?? WHOOOO???

  7. Dinkus

    I swear pharma will kill you faster than anything. I knew a guy who drank for years, even did meth for years, then got in a car accident. The oxy rotted his liver in 2-3 years. Of course, he was an extreme case. Look at Jimi Hendrix – too many sleeping pills. Keith RIchards was a drinker and junkie forever – still alive.

    So glad I’ve never needed pills so far. Those things are effin’ dangerous. You can take the proper dosage and still rot your kidneys/liver out. They’re not meant to be used for a long time, but people have as bad a time kicking as heroin.

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