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Comedian Greg Giraldo dead of overdose after speaking at Drug Addiction Recovery Rally?

Another celebrity has died of a drug overdose. Greg Giraldo was a young and talented Comedian who was best known for his celebrity roast appearances. A little known fact is, he used to be an attorney for the high powered law firm Skadden for less than a year before he switched careers and went into entertainment.

Not too much is known about the incident but from I could find out; Not long after he was  scheduled at the New York Recovery Rally for National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, former drinker Greg Giraldo reportedly overdosed. Giraldo was reportedly in the middle of a party in his Jersey hotel room when he seemed uncharacteristically quiet (that is, unresponsive).  They are calling this an “Accidental” overdose. He was apparently know as a heavy drinker in the past, but admitted to Conan O’brian that his heavy drinking days were behind him. I believe that they will find out that possibly xanax and opiates may have been involved as well as alcohol. Thats what it sounds like to me.

Although this story happened a few months ago, i wanted to point it out today.This news is very sad for all involved, as he left 3 children and a wife behind. Our prayers and condolences go out to them.

The ironic part of this story is that  Giraldo was speaking at a Drug and Alcohol convention at the time of his overdose. These substances can take any one, at any time!

Please if you or some one you know has a problem with substance abuse, please try and direct them to a helpful resource. This site does offer some good information from someone that has gone through the gambit successfully.

-Good Luck!

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