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George Carlin Dies at 71

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George Carlin, the frenzied performer whose routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Televison" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham.  He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.  He was 71.

"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's jokes constantly breached the accepted boundaries of comedy and language, particularly with his routine on the "Seven Words - all of which ar taboo on broadcast TV and radio to this day.

When he uttered all seven at a show in Milwaukee in 1972, he was arrested on charges of disturbing the peace, freed on $150 bail and exonerat4ed when a Wisconsin judge dismissed the case, saying it was indecent but citing free speech and the lack of any disturbance.

Sorry the article is written so bad.  Maybe somebody out there will find a better one.

I know that listening to George Carlin when I was younger was a guilty pleasure.  Me and my cousins would crowd around a radio with it barely turned up to 1 laughing.  And then when I got older it was more of a nodding a long at his jokes.  He had a smart take on just about everything.  He will be missed.