Colombian Latino Comedian Greg Giraldo Dead from Pill Overdose

Comedian Greg Giraldo died today at the age of 44, five days after he was hospitalized for an overdose. Greg had been hospitalized in New Brunswick, New Jersey after he overdosed on prescription pills last weekend. A source said the overdose was not a suicide attempt. Giraldo was best known for his celebrity roast appearances. He had also been a judge on “Last Comic Standing.”

A source close to Greg tells us, “Greg passed away today at the hospital in New Brunswick as a result of an accidental overdose. His family was by his side.” We’re told plans are being made for a public memorial service. Giraldo was born and raised in Queens, New York. He is the oldest son of immigrant parents from Colombia and Spain.

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Greg Giraldo dead from overdose