Comic Giraldo dies at 44

He was a judge on 'Last Comic Standing'

Comedian Greg Giraldo, seen recently as a judge on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” died Wednesday. He was 44.

According to various reports, Giraldo died of an accidental overdose from prescription pills. He had been hospitalized in New Jersey since Saturday.

“Greg was one of the most talented comedians of our time,” the “Last Comic Standing” producers said in a statement. “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.”

Giraldo was also known for regularly appearing on Comedy Central via standup specials and his role on the cabler’s series of celebrity roasts.

Giraldo was also a regular guest on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” as well as Howard Stern’s radio show. He also appeared last season on NBC’s “The Marriage Ref” and starred in ABC’s short-lived 1996 laffer “Common Law.”

“The tragic news of Greg’s passing hits us very, very hard,” Comedy Central said in a statement. “Greg has been a close member of the Comedy Central family for years, injecting his energy and wicked sense of humor into countless projects. The comedy community lost a brother today. Our thoughts are with his family.”

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