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George Carlin, Award-Winning Comedian Dies of Heart Failure

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George Carlin passed away Sunday evening in Santa Monica, CA after being rushed to St. John's Health Center. The legendary comedian Carlin had experienced heart troubles for many years. To bring you up to speed on the passing of Carlin and his health problems, EmpowHer has compiled a list of important news for your review. As more news on George Carlin's passing becomes available we'll update this list.


LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- George Carlin, the influential comedian whose routines used profanity, scatology and absurdity to point out the silliness and hypocrisy of human life, has died. He was 71.

George Carlin, here in 2007, kept up a busy schedule, performing as recently as last weekend in Las Vegas.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, died of heart failure Sunday, according to publicist Jeff Abraham. Carlin went to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain, and died at 5:55 p.m. PT.


Carlin, who had a history of heart problems and had survived three previous heart attacks, died at the Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday at about 6:00 pm (0100 GMT) after being admitted with chest pains.


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