The comedian George Carlin died at the age of 71. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Considered by many to be the greatest stand up comedian of all time, he put out 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO in his career and was the first host of Saturday Night Live in 1975. He was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2008.
He was married to Brenda Hosbrook from 1961 until her death in 1997. They had one child, Kelly, together. In 1998 he married his second wife Sally Wade.
How did George Carlin die?
Carlin died on June 22, 2008, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, of heart failure at age 71. His death occurred one week after his last performance at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Carlin had a history of cardiovascular problems spanning three decades. These included three heart attacks (in 1978, 1982, and 1991), an arrhythmia requiring an ablation procedure in 2003, and a significant episode of heart failure in late 2005. He twice underwent angioplasty (used to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins). In late 2004, he entered a drug rehabilitation facility for treatment of addictions to alcohol and Vicodin.
What was George Carlin’s net worth when he died?
George Carlin had a net worth of $10 Million when he passed away.
Where is George Carlin buried?
In accordance with his wishes his body was cremated, and the ashes were scattered in front of various nightclubs he played in New York City and over Spofford Lake, in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, where he attended summer camp as an adolescent.
“May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.”George Carlin
“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.”George Carlin
“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?”George Carlin
“‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?”George Carlin
“People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think.”George Carlin