Patrick Carlin dead at 90: Comedian and George Carlin's brother passes away as he's remembered as a 'tough mofo'

COMEDY writer Patrick Carlin, whose brother was George Carlin, has passed away at the age of 90.

He died on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Hollywood, California, though a cause of death has not yet been revealed.


Patrick’s niece Kelly confirmed the news to Variety and shared a sweet note about her late uncle.

She told the outlet: “His uniqueness was that he was a philosopher and a tough mofo.

“Pat was the street fighter and my dad was the jester.”

Kelly continued: “He was my dad’s hero.

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“A lot of his thinking in the last 25 years of (George’s) career were fed by and connected to Pat.” 

Patrick’s brother George passed away more than a decade earlier.

He died from heart failure at the age of 71, back in 2008.

George had dedicated a chapter of his autobiography, Last Words, which was released the year after his death, to his brother.

As the comedian had already passed when it was released, Patrick was the one who narrated the audiobook version.

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