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 at the age of 71.
Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., 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.
Monday, June 23, 2008
RIP George Carlin
Sad but true: