George Carlin, the very first host of Saturday Night Live, died Sunday evening of heart failure. The 71-year-old was admitted into a Santa Monica hospital earlier that day after complaining of chest pains.
Although he had racked up 14 HBO specials and more than 130 appearances on The Tonight Show, the comedian was probably best known for his monologue on a 1972 album. His list of the ‘Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television’ eventually led to several arrests and a Supreme Court case. (Those words - which were ruled indecent - still cannot be said on air today.)
You can see the Today show’s tribute to the legendary stand-up comic after the jump.
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