Greg Giraldo Dead at 44

Greg Giraldo in San Francisco

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I was so self centered today that I heard only now that we lost a very funny man yesterday. Greg Giraldo was always to be appreciated on the Comedy Central Roasts – every one of them I have loved. He also had countless stand up routines and was also a judge in this past season of Last Comic Standing.

He was not for everyone as his style was very insulting, raw and vulgar. But I loved it. He said a lot others would be afraid to say. He was a cocky bastard, at least on stage. And by the looks of it was dearly adored by his fellow comedians.

Giraldo, at 44, died of a prescription drug overdose. There is no need to mention I am sure how this cause of death has gotten to epidemic proportions. I really believe that people will have it in their head…this false sense of security…that because these are “medicines” because they are distributed by professionals instead of seedy characters on the street that they are somehow safer. So they take more and more thinking they are ultimately safe. I don’t know.

He was a stand up for a long time. Probably JUST gained the fame he was always seeking…I am pretty confident that this was his most popular year. And then he fucking ODs?? It makes me angry actually.

RIP Greg…we laughed at you as much as you laughed at others…

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About Heather Rayne

I am a mom, wife, writer, volunteer, eater of food, lover of animals and avid TV enthusiast. I am opinionated, honest, compassionate and sensitive. I can also be difficult, hard headed and emotional. I consider myself to have a great sense of humor and am very attracted to that in others. I am striving to live an authentic life. I am attempting to learn how to find happiness in the now. I always have hope to be a better person. That being said - I can be vulgar, negative and even a little bitchy at times. I say what I mean and my filter is often dysfunctional. With me, what you see is what you get. I have strong opinions and am quick to speak my mind. This can cause problems from time to time but I do not ever intend to hurt or offend anyone. With that - be warned. I do hope you enjoy my site. Thanks for visiting and have a swell day.

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