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Comedian George Carlin Dead at Age 71

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SelectPlusComedian George Carlin Dead at Age 71Comedian George Carlin Dead at Age 71The Associated PressA publicist for George Carlin says the legendary comedian has died of heart failure at a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Carlin is perhaps best known for his 'Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV' routine. (June 23)His comedy ranged from the raunchy....SOT: Carlin --- Cocktail --- as long as you use both halves of the word it's perfectly fine. But you can't advertise either one of the words if you break those words in half.To the ridiculous...SOT: Carlin: I believe it is physically impossible to blow your own nose With his often biting insights on life and language, George Carlin was known as the dean of counterculture comedians ---His legendary "Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV" routine took on a life of its own ---Carlin refused to give in to censors, continually pushing the envelope throughout his career.In 1972, when he uttered all seven words from his famous bit at a Milwaukee show, police arrested Carlin...Charging him with disturbing the peace. SOT -- CarlinOn Sunday afternoon -- the veteran comic went to a hospital near his Santa Monica home, complaining of chest pain.Later in the evening --- according to his publicist--- Carlin died of heart failure.His death comes just months before he was to be awarded the annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.He had performed as recently as last weekend in Las Vegas. SOT: Carlin.George Carlin was 71.

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