George Carlin died yesterday

George Carlin died at 71

George Carlin died yesterday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, CA at the age of 71.  He was complaining about chest pains and he later passed away at 5:55 pm. He was a great comedian, author and actor.  He wasn't afraid to talk about everything that people were too scared to talk about. Carlin had been in good health since suffering his third heart attack in 1991.

 He was born in New York City and grew up on West 121st Street in Manhattan, which his friends and him use to call "White Harlem" because it sounded a lot tougher than its real name Morningside Heights.

His father left when he was just two years old and his mother took care of him.  He dropped out of school when he was 14 from Cardinal Hayes High School.  After a few years he joined the United States Air Force and he trained as a radar technician.  Later he worked as a DJ and stayed with that for a while before he started comedy on his own.

In 1961 he met his soon to be wife Brenda Hosbrook who later died of liver cancer on May 11th 1997.  They had a little girl together, Kelly who was born in 1963.

George had a problem with drugs, painkillers and alcohol and in December 2004 he checked himself into rehab.

George has been in such great movies like "Dogma," "Scary Movie 3" and "Cars."  He had many HBO specials, books and CD's that he put out.

George Carlin will be greatly missed and if you aren't familiar with him here are some clips I found of him on


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