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George Carlin Dies at 71


Comedian George Carlin, best known for his verbose, increasingly angry humor has died at age 71. Carlin died Sunday in Los Angeles of heart failure.

Carlin’s best-known routine was ‘The Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television.’ Carlin was arrested in Wisconsin after saying all seven words. The case ended up going to the Supreme Court, where they sided with Carlin.

He also appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including, ‘Dogma,’ ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,’ and ‘Car Wash.’

Carlin released 23 comedy albums and starred in 14 HBO comedy specials.

For me, Carlin was the first grown-up comedian that I discovered. I loved the fact that he was doing comedy that made you think and consider things, that it wasn’t just a collection of, ‘hey did you ever notice…’ He will definitely be missed.

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