The American comedian most noted for his appearances on many Comedy Central Roasts and as a judge on Last Comic Standing was hospitalised over the weekend, after collapsing on Saturday evening in his New Jersey hotel room, where he was performing at a club.
He was discovered by friends after he failed to show up for his performance.
According to the New York Post the incident however isn’t being treated as suicide.
Jim Norton posted a picture on twitter of his fellow comedian with the message: 'Greg Giraldo passed away today. This is the last photo of us together, taken June 28 at Noam's wedding. RIP buddy.'
Giraldo was a lawyer before he became a comedian and was regarded as one of Comedy Central’s top ‘roasters’ having laid into such celebs like William Shatner, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.
He was also a frequent guest on The Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night With Conan O'Brian and The Howard Stern Show. He also appeared as a panellist on Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref.
The Giraldo family’s plans for a memorial service will reportedly be made public when they become available.
Our thoughts are with Greg’s family and friends.
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