The comedian George Carlin has died of a heart condition at the age of 71.
You can find links to a couple of clips and many remembrances in the comments to this diary:
My brother and I saw Carlin live at the Civic Center in Des Moines during the 1980s.
One line I remember from his show was something like, “I’m leading Richard Pryor in heart attacks 2-1, but he’s leading me in burning yourself up 1-0.”
Use this as an open thread to share your thoughts and memories.
UPDATE: A bunch of video clips of classic Carlin routines are in the comment thread under this diary: