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George Carlin Dies at Age 71

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Photos of George Carlin via his MySpace profile

Comedian George Carlin died of heart failure at 5:55 p.m. today at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica. It was announced a few hours later, shortly before 9 p.m., by his publicist. He was admitted into the hospital for chest pains earlier in the afternoon.

In honor of the comic genius who made millions laugh, loved words and called bullshit when it was needed during his 50-year career on and off stage (he had a few books), here are a few of his most popular videos of him from YouTube, including his famous "seven words you can't say on television" monologue.

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