Fans remember the late George Carlin as one of the most important comics in history. He was well-known for his dark humor. George Carlin’s American Dream, a two-part documentary, had its HBO debut on May 20, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET.
Who Was George Carlin?
George Carlin, born in New York City on May 12, 1937, is a native. Cardinal Hayes High School was George Carlin’s next stop after attending Corpus Christi School in Morningside Heights.
He went to Bishop Dubois High School and Salesian High School before enlisting in the US Air Force.
Years of Camp Notre Dame, a former summer camp for Catholic boys run by the Collum family, were spent by George attending it when still a little lad near New Hampshire’s Lake Spofford.
After receiving his general discharge, George Carlin started his career as a radio DJ in Texas. The two agreed to create a comedic duet after he met Jack Burns.
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Together, Jack and George relocated to California and started producing a morning program in Hollywood. George Carlin released more than a dozen comedic CDs before his death in 2008.
Additionally, he made numerous film and television appearances, including:
- Car Wash (1976)
- Justin Case (1988)
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
- Shining Time Station (1991-93)
- The George Carlin Show (1994-95)
- Dogma (1999)
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
- Cars (2006)
Throughout his extensive career, George hosted two SNL episodes and appeared in roughly 20 HBO comedy specials.
What Was George Carlin Cause Of Death?
George Carlin had various cardiac issues and suffered three heart attacks over thirty years, one each in 1978, 1982, and 1991.
George Carlin needed an ablation treatment in 2003 because of an arrhythmia. In 2005, he suffered a severe case of heart failure.
George suffered heart failure again three years later, on June 22, 2008, and died at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.
The beloved comic was 71 years old and had just one week earlier given his final live performance.
What Was the net worth of George Carlin?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, George Carlin’s estimated net worth at the time of his passing was $10 million.
In addition to his work as a comedian on TV and person, George published numerous books during his lifetime, including:
- Sometimes a Little Brain Damage Can Help (1984)
- Brain Droppings (1997)
- Napalm and Silly Putty (2001)
- When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (2004)
Tony Hendra, a friend and fellow author, contributed words to his final book, Last Words, published posthumously in 2009.