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George Carlin

Born: 1937-05-12 - Died: 2008-06-22
Cause of Death:
Heart Failure


Death Summary: George Carlin died at the age of 71 when his heart gave out after being admitted to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California for having chest pains. He died the same day. Carlin's death was covered extensively by the media somewhat ironically as Carlin himself once said, "I dread the deaths of certain super-celebrities. Not because I care about them, but because of all the shit I have to endure on television when one of them dies. All those tributes and retrospectives. And the bigger the personality, the worse it is." Carlin was cremated and had no public or religious services performed as he had previously requested.

Who was George Carlin : George Carlin was widely regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. He was awarded four Grammies for his comedy albums. His most famous bit about the seven words you are not allowed to say on television was actually used as reference in a Supreme Court case regarding the government's power to regulate "indecent" material on public airwaves.
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  1. Dennis Chamberlain Says:

    I think George Carlin’s comments about religion and how it is the ‘biggest bullshit department ever’ is right on the mark. I have the book ‘Celebrities in Hell’ and he is listed with that famous comment. Carlin’s comments will live and bring laughter long after his death. I’m glad I was able to live during Carlin’s lifetime and watch, listen, read and enjoy this great man tell it like it really was and is. Long live George Carlin. Dennis Chamberlain

  2. Rafael Irizarry Says:

    Not every comedian is an intellectual, but George made the great exception, insulting every snob equally, not to mention those who like to impose ideals and all other bs… God created and knew George well, as a matter of fact, I bet HE is enjoying George’s comments in heaven…

  3. Boomer Cruz Says:

    SH*T, P*SS, F*CK, C*NT, C*CKS*CKER, MOTHERF*CKER,
    And T*TS!”T*ts” doesn’t belong, it sounds like a nickname! RIP George!

  4. Ashley Says:

    thank you for being the man that you are. Thanks to you I learned to laugh at the world and the billshit that comes along with it.

  5. carol allmon Says:

    George was the funniest comediean that I have ever heard when I was was younger and still is! This man has a way that makes you think twice about stuff! All of it basically True!This man could read between the lines of life. He got it right on! He will be missed. He was awsome. To his Family my Greatest Reguards and love for such an awsome personality as him! I Thank you for bringing him into so many lives!

  6. Tom Rusciano Says:

    In memory of George, I promise to avoid “arrogance”, I will not golf,hug a tree or worry about being “green”…..I will let plastic and foam re-enter the earth and perhaps avoid the “virus”. I wish I could have spent some time with the man…..shit,piss bullshit etc.

  7. Dan Says:

    he,s not in Heaven folks. hate to disapoint ya.

  8. Damien Says:

    And he’s not in HELL either, BECAUSE THERE IS NONE, GET OVER IT!

  9. FD Says:

    First time I was exposed to George..orge.orge-that name just goes on and On and ON-was in the early ’70′s. My sons (4 of them) grow-up listening to Carlin. The hippy dippy weatherman lives on. Forecast for the night…dark. Hope to see you on the other side.

  10. Alex Chang Says:

    What a great man

  11. Larry Graves Says:

    You will be greatly missed….Sorry to see a great comedian go.

  12. EricDraven Says:

    George without you where will the truth come from. RIP, my hero.

  13. Jerry Hamric Says:

    Some people really hated him, but we, as a conscious species, needed him. He said what people think, but are often afraid to say. He knocked down barriers. Really funny, extremely bright guy.

  14. richard yopp Says:

    george will be rememberd forever

  15. Tom Beery Says:

    A person who showed me how comedy is all around us 24/7. May you rest peacfully.

  16. Cameron Says:

    George Carlin was the undisputed and real king of comedy! May he rest in peace. And he’s neither in heaven or hell. He’s either in the sun or on somebody’s roof.

  17. jon Says:

    RIP

  18. NC Anderson Says:

    George Carlin is my all-time favorite comedian. Hilariously funny, on the mark, and brutally honest. I miss you, George.

  19. Alar Says:

    Each insult in Religious /Political and other stuff where quite good and he was well prepared to say out loud what he thought . I liked his perspective of life , i think now is the time to delete the contact in my computer of him .

    May he watch us from up there and smile up on us … :D

    Anyhow rest in piece George.

    Regards
    -Alar

  20. Kim Conrad Says:

    The memory of Goorge Carlin will always help me remember my favorite cousing who died in 1997. My cousin was the one who first inroduced me to George Carlin years ago. I will forever remember two very special and wonderful people who made a special impact on so may people.

  21. Kim Conrad Says:

    My Comment continues from every~!~

  22. George Cundari Says:

    He and I had more in common than just our first name and last initial. We seemed to think alike, especially about sensitive subjects.

  23. jo katz-silverstein Says:

    joanne katz-silverstein still thinks this man george carlin was penomenal and so on target re everything he spoke of. He entertained in the hook and ladder club of the beverly hills hotel in toronto ontario canada during my son Jeff’s bar mitzvah, what a treat he was to hear then, also

  24. michael barbrie Says:

    miss you george” you will always be the best” and the most honest person on the planet” I”ll never forget you” and I do hope people will” wake up” and open their eyes” to the truths of life”

  25. gregg Says:

    rest in peace a great artist and performer

  26. gregg Says:

    rest in peace a great artist and performer

  27. Mehdi Says:

    You were by far the biggest inspiration in my life. I cried when I hear the news. But your thoughts and words will forever be in my heart and mind. George Carlin was the Socrates of my time, and i don’t think anyone would argue that. The only religion I claim is stand up comedy. Thank you George, for everything.

    (Fill in your God) Bless…lol

  28. Rusty Shackleford Says:

    The smell of your own farts aren’t that bad (paraphrasing). Wonder how his farts smelled.

  29. Kaveri Says:

    I can’t believe you died… just like that…
    The world’s a fucked up place and it needs you..
    There are very less people who speak the truth, who have the courage to show this fucking world its right place.. you were one of them….
    Come back if possible…
    We’ll wait for you :(

  30. rosemarie gonteski Says:

    you will be greatly missed

  31. Wheelie Says:

    Thanx for saying what most of us would love to say to the world.

  32. Marlene Says:

    Thank you for making the most sense I have ever heard. You even made me laugh. You were/are the BEST comedian EVER! Like you I am a sun worshiper and pray to Joe Pesci, because like you said my prayers are answered at a 50% rate. To rap this up I will put my 2 favorite quotes of the great George Carlin.

    “In the Bullshit Department, a businessman can’t hold a candle to a clergyman. ‘Cause I gotta tell you the truth, folks. When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man — living in the sky — who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time! But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!”

    “I’ve begun worshiping the Sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the Sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to God are all answered at about the same 50-percent rate”

  33. Richard Verreault Says:

    I remember him at his debut.A little crude but,somewhat cerebral.It was intriguing yet, amusing.I loved the way he mature over the years.All good things has an end but,in this case its just an interlude.

  34. Tasha C Says:

    I grew up on George Carlin he taught me so much, I was in prison when he died. He will be missed,I wonder what he would say about this country now?

  35. Anonymous Says:

    You’re all sick!

  36. Pamela Osburn Says:

    Funny Guy. I didn’t agree with his religious views.

  37. Frances Rudland Says:

    He was the best Cant say anything but that. R.I.P.Gatta love the guy he was

  38. Brent Says:

    What a great thinker and philosopher who happened to be a comedian (“who happens to be…”)! I’ve always enjoyed George, but it was not until recently that I really understood what he was trying to tell me.

    I recently started telling people that I’m now attending church — the church of George.

  39. danny champion Says:

    george, quit fucking around, its not funny anymore! so you wanted to see who would come to it! Make damn sure your here for my 50th birthday remember september 28th 2011

  40. PAUL STURGEON Says:

    NIMBY THANK YOU GEORGE IT WAS THE BEST

  41. Shelley Malone Says:

    You were one of the “best” & brightest comedians of our century. A thoughtful, insightful & comedic genius… No one like you George! Shelley Malone

  42. keith coleman Says:

    soo long u funny motherfucker u made me cry many times…

  43. Clint Says:

    This guy was the greatest comedian of all-time… Bar none.. it isn’t close !!!! You brighten my day many a times …..

  44. mya smalley Says:

    mya smalley here yea!!!!

  45. myyale gober and nyerra randsome Says:

    we were here

  46. Tom Harris Says:

    I can remember George’s religious comments, he was a very funny guy. I do have a problem remembering his name very often! If you don’t want this to happen to you, be more respectfull of the bullshit that has kept us going thus far without us totally destroying each other!

  47. Ed Says:

    My choice for best comedian, along with Richard Pryor, in the last 50 years….and top of all time.

  48. ASHLEY Says:

    SORRY FOR YOUR DEATH YOU ARE GREATLY MISSED

  49. ASHLEY Says:

    YOU ARE THE BEST COMEDY BLACK MAN EVER

  50. kenny ardry Says:

    He was the only famous person, when died, broke my heart.

  51. David Doyle Says:

    George you are my all time favorite comedian. Just your out look on any topic you really made people stop and listen or at least question society. I agree with your out look on religion the biggest bunch of B.S. ever made up. All I know is you have inspired me and the way I see and think and speak(straight forward tell it how it is cut threw the shit)about things now you where so intelligent R.I.P.

  52. jeffrey benefiet Says:

    he was one of the best ever to do stand up i miss his funny acts and his great sense of humor
    miss u george ur still the best ever to do stand up

  53. Dena Cannon Says:

    Your the best, we miss you

  54. Ryan Bodden Says:

    You were the best comedian in my category, no doubt about it. I study your technique and delivery everyday of my life. I try to idolize you in every aspect of the word as a growing comedian. Theres no one on the comedy quite like you and never will be, because these fucks dont have the balls. But I would be honored to have such a brilliant delivery technique such as yours and I work on it everyday I breathe. I cant tell you how much youve inspired to put the truth back on the stage such as you have. In time my friend…in time. May you Rest In Peace and I hope to bring back your memory to the stage one day.

  55. joanie Says:

    I know this person who is the daughter of a old girl friend or maybe just old friends of George’s and i swear she looks and walks like him, damn wish i had some DNA. RIP George

  56. william lee Says:

    u will be missed a lot

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