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Goodbye, my most excellent friend



George Carlin, the counter-culture comedian and actor, died Sunday at age 71 in Los Angeles from heart failure, according to the Associated Press.

Carlin was the first face 80s fans see in 1989's "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." Playing the role of "Rufus," a time-traveling guide from the future, Carlin helped Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter on their final project for history class.

Stripped of his infamous "Seven Words You Can't Say on TV" personality for the movie, Carlin played second-banana to Bill and Ted, but he still had his moments. My favorite line though: "Gentlemen... we're history."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:35pm]


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