Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead at 44

Last Comic Standing” judge Greg Giraldo has died several days after overdosing on a prescription drug, the show’s producers confirmed in a statement. He was 44.
According to the statement, Giraldo died in New Jersey on Wednesday. Giraldo was rushed to the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on September 25 after accidentally overdosing on a prescription medication. He died with his family by his side.
“Greg was one of the most talented comedians of our time. He was truly brilliant. His work will surely continue to influence and inspire us. We will miss our friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” the statement said.
Giraldo, who was lawyer and a graduate of Harvard Law School, was a stand-up comedian and a regular in the Comedy Central show “Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil.” He was a judge on the seventh season of “Last Comic Standing,” which ended during the summer.