Last Comic Standing star Greg Giraldo dead at 44

Sep 30, 2010 at 8:16 a.m. ET

Comedian and Last Comic Standing judge, Greg Giraldo, has passed away.

Greg GiraldoLast Comic Standing judge Greg Giraldo landed in a New Brunswick, New Jersey hospital five days ago after an accidental prescription pill overdose and he never recovered.

Greg Giraldo's death was first brought to light by his friend and fellow comedian Jim Norton via Twitter and E! News also confirmed the 44-year-old comedian's death.

"Greg Giraldo passed away today. This is the last photo of us together, taken June 28 at Noam's wedding," Norton tweeted Wednesday. "RIP buddy."

Comedian Sarah Silverman added, "Belly-laugh hilarious, prolific, good & kind. A thousand oys can't express."

Greg Giraldo was most recognizable for sticking it to roast-worthy celebrities like David Hasselhoff. He dabbled as an attorney before migrating into the world of comedic ventures.

Greg Giraldo was divorced but according to TMZ he was surrounded by his three children at the time of his death.

Sometimes we have to find the humor in tragedy and something tells me Greg Giraldo wouldn't have it any other way.

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