Stand-up comedian Greg Giraldo dies at 44 – Yahoo! News
NEW YORK – Greg Giraldo, a stand-up comedian who specialized in rants and insult-filled roasts, has died. He was 44.
Giraldo died at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., after being hospitalized days earlier. New Brunswick police Lt. J.T. Miller said officers found Giraldo in his room at the Hyatt New Brunswick on Saturday night.
The Home News Tribune of East Brunswick reported that Giraldo had suffered a drug overdose, citing New Brunswick police. Giraldo’s managers declined to comment Thursday.
On Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart paid tribute to Giraldo. Instead of showing the show’s traditional final segment, “Moment of Zen,” the program ran a “Moment of Greg,” playing a clip of Giraldo performing.