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    Comedian George Carlin dies

    LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Comedian-actor George Carlin
    ,known for his raunchy, but insightful humor, died Sunday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 71.

    Jeff Abraham says Carlin went into St. John's Health Center on Sunday afternoon, complaining of chest pain. Carlin died at 5:55 p.m. PDT, the Associated Press reported.

    Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.

    "He was a genius and I will miss him dearly," Jack Burns, who was the other half of a comedy duo with Carlin in the early 1960s, told The Associated Press.

    Carlin was best known for his routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television," which appeared 1972's "Class Clown" album.

    When Carlin uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested for disturbing the peace, the AP reported. The comedy sketch prompted a landmark indecency case after WBAI-FM radio aired it in 1973.

    The case was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court where the justices ruled on a 5-to-4 vote that the sketch was "indecent but not obscene," giving the FCC broad leeway to determine what constituted indecency on the airwaves.


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    This is classic. The last 10 seconds apply specifically to merbites.

    RIP George. You'll be missed.


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    RIP George
    i had the chance to see him in montreal. back in the 80's

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    George Carlin dead at 71

    I will miss his fine sense of humor.

    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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