He was. A real counter-culture hero, and responsible for giving Bill Hicks, Denis Leary, and the other anti-estab comedians a chance to speak out. He will be missed.
Damn, a real shame.

My longtime favourite quote of his: "The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."
I feel the urge to start yelling his 'Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television' around the office in tribute.
Ah, the benefits of having such a low social and interpersonal status, that it can't drop any lower. Even insects look down on me.
Bummer! I just saw this. I loved George Carlin, he was freaking awesome!