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Is George Carlin still alive

Is George Carlin still alive: George Carlin, a counter-culture icon known for his routines about drugs, foul words, and humanity’s demise, died of heart failure on Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 71.

Is George Carlin still alive? Is George Carlin dead?

Carlin died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica at about 6 p.m. PDT (2 a.m. British time) after being treated earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, according to spokesman Jeff Abraham. Carlin had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems.

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The bald, bearded Carlin rose to prominence as an anti-Establishment hero in the 1970s with stand-up pieces full of drug references and a routine called “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television,” which he crafted over 50 years. A legal struggle over a radio broadcast of the routine ended up in the United States Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of the United States held in Federal Communications Commission vs. Pacifica Foundation in 1978 that the words stated in Carlin’s routine were indecent and that the government’s broadcast regulator could prohibit them from being broadcast at times when minors might be listening.



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