I just read this over at Crooks and I was a little saddened. However, thanks to the age and times we live in people and their works live on. From Yahoo news:
Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
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) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.
Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine called "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." A regulatory battle over a MORE! of the routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Not only was he very funny guy, he was also a social commentator and patriot! Here is great clip and a classic.
Pay attention to what George is saying in this last clip because it "ain"t nothing but the truth"!
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