Comedian Greg Giraldo has died days after being rushed to the hospital following a drug overdose. Fellow comic Jim Norton confirmed his friend's passing via Twitter, and TMZ is now reporting the same. Giraldo was 44 years old.
Norton wrote on Wednesday: "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 judge on Last Comic Standing, and also made regular appearances on Comedy Central's Friars' roasts and on The Howard Stern Show. Watch a video of Greg talking about Last Comic
The comic was hospitalized over the weekend following an overdose on prescription drugs in his New Jersey hotel room, the NY Post first reported. A source at Giraldo's management agency called it "an accidental overdose."