Comedian Greg Giraldo, 44, Died From Accidental Overdose Of Prescription Pills
Comedian Greg Giraldo passed away on Thursday, five days after he accidentally overdosed on medication. He was 44. According to reports, the “Last Comic Standing” judge spent his final hours at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with his family by his side.
Greg Giraldo Cause of Death
When Giraldo failed to show up for a performance on Saturday night after taking the medication in a New Brunswick hotel, his management contacted emergency services. His representative said it wasn’t a suicide attempt.
Giraldo, a divorced father of three, admitted in 2009 that he had “conquered” his substance abuse problems.
“The world lost a great comedian, I lost a teammate. The dais won’t be the same without him. I hope he’s roasting God real soon,” said friend and fellow comedian Jeff Ross, who did Comedy Central roasts with Giraldo.
He said that Giraldo, a graduate of both Columbia and Harvard Law, assisted him in his defense against a riot allegation he faced in 1993 after he brandished a plastic gun onstage at a Long Island concert.
“I had to go to court, and Greg volunteered to be my attorney as a favor. I remember we slept in his parent’s basement in Queens,” Ross said.
A new episode of DARK SIDE OF COMEDY looks into the life of late comic legend Greg Giraldo –– a Harvard Law School graduate who left a career in law to pursue comedy.
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“We drove to court in a Jeep and had dirty blue sport jackets on. It took him two tries, but he got the case dismissed. He was a great guy.”
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