After speaking at a drug addiction recovery rally...
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Sad Celebrity Death News --
Comedian Greg Giraldo died September 29th, 2010 after complications from a prescription drug overdose. The New York celebrity had been in town to participate in a month-long public awareness rally promoting drug addiction recovery. Ironically, Giraldo was found unconscious and remained non responsive at an alleged wild party in his New Jersey hotel room (commercial real estate) following his initial performance at one part of the charity event function.
Celebrity gossip website Telegraph UK revealed:
His death is believed to have been caused by complications resulting from the overdose, which is not thought to have been a suicide attempt.
Producers for the NBC TV show Last Comic Standing, on which Giraldo was a judge, confirmed that he had died in New York last night.
A statement said: "Greg was one of the most talented comedians of our time. He was truly brilliant. His work will surely continue to influence and inspire us. We will miss our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Telegraph points out that Giraldo, who was divorced, was known for his stand-up routines and his "celebrity roasts" on Comedy Central in which he lampooned the likes of cult hero David Hasselhoff, women's role model and legendary female comedienne Joan Rivers and green celebrity animal rights activist and vegan Pamela Anderson.
However, Giraldo had been a long time activist promoting alcohol addition recovery. A Generation X liberal with an open mind, he often spoke about health, social issues, disturbing trends in pop culture, and reminded us all that just because you are bright does not mean you can't have a campy sense of humor.
Giraldo, a resident New Yorker, was a graduate of the Harvard School of Law and was the child of immigrant parents. He was also the father of three young children.
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