Greg Giraldo Dead After Drug Overdose

Comedian Greg Giraldo has died days after being rushed to the hospital following a drug overdose. Fellow comic Jim Norton confirmed his friend’s passing via Twitter, and TMZ is now reporting the same. Giraldo was 44 years old.

Norton wrote on Wednesday: “Greg Giraldo passed away today. This is the last photo of us together, taken June 28 at Noam’s wedding. RIP buddy.”

Giraldo was a judge on Last Comic Standing, and also made regular appearances on Comedy Central’s Friars’ roasts and on The Howard Stern Show. Watch a video of Greg talking about Last Comic Standing below:

The comic was hospitalized over the weekend following an overdose on prescription drugs in his New Jersey hotel room, the NY Post first reported. A source at Giraldo’s management agency called it “an accidental overdose.”