Obit…George Carlin

George Carlin, 71; comedian tested limits of speech and society


 (Robert Sebree / HBO)


He gained notoriety for his ‘seven dirty words,’ but his incisive commentaries were as clever as they were vulgar


By Rich Connell and Jason Song
Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
June 23, 2008


George Carlin, the acerbic, Grammy-winning comedian whose career spanned more than 50 years, died of heart failure Sunday evening after being admitted to the hospital complaining of chest pains, his spokesman said. He was 71.  READ MORE



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