Adios, George Carlin ...

It’s always sad to lose a member of the **entertainment **industry, especially one whose satirical and colorful humor aims to open the eyes of his audience about what is considered to be taboo subjects.

Here’s the latest post from Blog.Wired.Com:

George Carlin, a searing comic who pushed the boundaries of language and culture with his classic "**Seven Words You Can Never Say On TV**" routine, died **Sunday of **heart failure. He was 71.

Born in May 12, 1937, George was also an actor **and an **author. Comedy Central called this **Grammy **award-winning stand-up comic as the ‘second greatest stand-up comedian of all time”, along the lines of Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce.

He made more than a hundred appearances in the Tonight Show when it was still hosted by the late Johnny Carson. George also had the distinctive honor of being the first comedian **to host **Saturday Night Live.

His colorful career in the entertainment industry was highlighted by several movies, 14 HBO **specials and 5 books, the first of which is the highly entertaining “**Sometimes a Little Brain Damage Can Help”, published in 1984.

George is survived by his second wife Sally Wade and daughter Kelly Carlin McCall.