Inspiration to many left-leaning political activists, writers, and observational humorists, comedian/social satirist/pottymouth George Carlin died of heart failure today at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 71.

Above is his "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" bit for which he was well-known. Sigh. RIP, George.

Follow the jump for more clips of his comedic legacy.