Five days after Greg Giraldo was hospitalized for an accidental prescription pill overdose, the comedian passed away at the age of 44, E! News reports.
The Last Comic Standing judge's death was first announced by friend and fellow comic Jim Norton via Twitter.
Added comedian Sarah Silverman: "Belly-laugh hilarious, prolific, good & kind. A thousand oys can't express."
Known for roasting celebrities such as Joan Rivers and David Hasselhoff, Giraldo began his career as a Columbia and Harvard Law School-educated attorney before venturing into the world of comedy.
According to TMZ, Giraldo — who was divorced — was surrounded by his three children at the time of his death in a New Brunswick, NJ hospital.
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