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Comedian Greg Giraldo dies in NJ hospital following drug overdose

Comedian Greg Giraldo, who was hospitalized over the weekend after an accidental drug overdose, has died.

Giraldo, a trained lawyer and successful comic who was often featured on the dais at the popular Comedy Central Roast series, was discovered by a friend unresponsive in his New Jersey hotel room after failing to show at a scheduled appearance. TMZ confirmed his death citing a source close to the late comedian:

A source close to Greg tells us, “Greg passed away today at the hospital in New Brunswick as a result of an accidental overdose. His family was by his side.”

A memorial service is said to be in the works for Giraldo.