DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Greg Giraldo (aged 44
Gregory C. Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and lawyer. He is remembered for his appearances on Comedy Central’s televised roast specials, and for his work on that network’s television shows Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, and the programming blockStand-Up Nation, the last of which he hosted.
DEATH: On Saturday, September 25, 2010, Giraldo overdosed on prescription medication; the exact medication is unknown. It is believed to have been accidental. Earlier that afternoon, he had been scheduled to appear at a concert at the 3rd Annual New York Recovery Rally, introducing singer Courtney Love. The event, held on Randalls Island in New York City, was “to celebrate the reality of recovery from addiction and offer hope to those who have yet to find recovery.” The concert was held between noon and 3 p.m., but Giraldo never showed up.