Greg Giraldo Dead After Drug Overdose

Greg Giraldo Dead After Drug Overdose-photo

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."

 

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  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    no! he was amazing at the comedy central roasts! i liked his work, not really loved, but liked it. that's sad. : (

 
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