Comedian George Carlin Dies at Age 71 of Heart Failure … The True Stuff that Comedians are Made of


George Carlin, one of the funniest, edgiest and most provocative comedians George_carlin2ever, has passed away at the age of 71 due to heart failure. Personally, I did not agree with his politics or any of his lack of beliefs; however, George Carlin was just down right funny. To have ever seen him perform live was a sight to behold. His mere facial expressions during his comedy routines were beyond side splitting laughter.

Thank you for the brilliant comedy … Rest in Peace.

Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT/0100 GMT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Award-winning comedian George Carlin dies

Although Carlin was best known as the anti-Establishment icon in the 1970’s and the comedy routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television,” which managed to make it all the way to the Supreme Court. George Carlin had so many other brilliant routines like “Stuff”.  Who can forget his routine on Baseball and Football

“Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.” A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of the routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the 1978 case, Federal Communications Commission vs. Pacifica Foundation, the top U.S. court ruled that the words cited in Carlin’s routine were indecent, and that the government’s broadcast regulator could ban them from being aired at times when children might be listening.

US comedian George Carlin dies

The star was admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday with chest pains and died later that day.

Jack Burns, Carlin’s comedy partner in the early 1960s, told the Associated Press agency: “He was a genius and I will miss him dearly.”

Carlin performed as recently as last weekend in Las Vegas.

Cult US comedian George Carlin dies at 71

How influential and edgy was Carlin back in the day? George Carlin hosted the first ever broadcast of the long-running comedy show Saturday Night Live. Let alone a comedy skit making it all the way to the Supreme Court.

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  • Comments

    7 Responses to “Comedian George Carlin Dies at Age 71 of Heart Failure … The True Stuff that Comedians are Made of”

    1. LilPuma on June 23rd, 2008 11:47 am

      And he didn’t get to take any of his STUFF!
      RIP, George. You made the world laugh and smile. There should be more like you.

    2. Rusty Bridges on June 23rd, 2008 12:16 pm

      And the narrator of some of the chidrens “Thomas The Train” stories. Miss you already GC.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on June 23rd, 2008 1:26 pm

      RIP George, you said what we all thought.
      Like George said…If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

    4. ILMAO on June 23rd, 2008 3:12 pm

      Carlin was an anti-american who didn’t like anything about the USA except making money by disparaging it. He stopped being funny when the USA became more patriotic. F(edit) him – good riddence…..

    5. A New Girl on June 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm

      @#4—Like his personal style or not—George Carlin was a comic genius……F him?? Trust me, if he were reading your comment on this blog right now….he’d be tearing you a new one (in style and then some!)

      RIP, George—-you were truly unique and you will be missed.

    6. Carpe on June 24th, 2008 4:28 am

      He had a unique outlook on life,

      and shared it with us all! The entertainment

      value on it all was priceless. Well, roughly

      18 bucks a head at one time.

      RIP, George!!!

    7. Scared Monkeys on June 24th, 2008 5:44 am

      I did not like his politics nor did I agree with his personal views; however, as a comedian … Carlin was genius.

      Unfortunately in the late 90′s & 2000′s he became more bitter and not as funny. The line between funny and hate was blurred.

      However, the fact that many of his skits from 30 years ago are still talked about talks of his genius.

      Long before I ever knew about his profanity, or causes when I first saw him on The Johnny Carson Show at the age of 10. (Yes I was up after curfew). He was hysterical.

      Resp in Peace

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