It was announced today that Last Comic Standing judge and stand up comedian Greg Giraldo passed away from an accidental prescription drug overdose. He was 44 years old.
Giraldo was admitted to the hospital over the weekend after ingesting the pills, but didn’t pass away until earlier today, surrounded by family in his hospital room.
Prescription drug related deaths have been on the rise everywhere, but seemingly especially in Hollywood for the last several years. Surely more than any other drug that comes to mind. Why does this keep happening?