George Carlin Dies
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 14:43:02
Famed comic George Carlin has passed away. Carlin, a stand up and published author known for the controversial use of language in his comedic routines, especially the linguistically colorful "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" act, died of heart failure on Sunday, June 22, in Los Angeles. He was 71 years old.
Carlin had a history of heart problems over the years, in addition to drug and chemical dependencies. He is often cited as one of the top stand up comics off all time. He is survived by his wife Sally and daughter Kelly. Our condolences to Carlin's family, friends, and fans.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff