Monday, June 23, 2008

The World is a Little Less Funny Now: George Carlin Dead At 71

Legendary comedian George Carlin died of heart failure at the age of 71 on Sunday. Carlin passed away at a hospital in Santa Monica, CA. Carlin had checked in to St. John's Hospital on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain.

Carlin is one of the most influential comedians ever, pushing the envelop with his jokes and becoming an icon with routines such as "The Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV." The routine even spawned a Supreme Court ruling in 1978 to uphold the government's authority to sanction stations for broadcasting offensive language.


2 comments:

craig said...

Indeed, a very sad day.

VanBrujah said...

He was the best. Especially his stuff on religion.