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George Carlin

Obituary
  • "George, thanks for exposing the corruption within this..."
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  • "I've loved hearing you all my life, even through the hamper..."
    - Gina Erdman
  • "Thanks for the insights. R.I.P."
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  • "George Carlin was part of my holy trinity. Kurt Vonnegut..."
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LOS ANGELES - George Carlin, the dean of counterculture comedians whose biting insights on life and language were immortalized in his "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine, died of heart failure Sunday. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
Published in The Arizona Republic from June 23 to June 28, 2008
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