The daughter of George Carlin expressed delight after collecting a posthumous Grammy awarded to her father on Sunday, revealing the late comedian had dismantled a previous award bestowed on him.
Anti-establishment comic Carlin, who died in June 2008 aged 71, won best comedy album at the Staples Center for "It's Bad For Ya," his final recording.
Speaking after collecting the award, Kelly Carlin revealed her father had taken apart a previous award in an apparently drug-fueled state.
"This was back in 1972 when a lot of chemicals were being used by human beings," Carlin told reporters. "He took it apart. And someone from the academy found out so they sent him a new one."
She described the posthumous honor as "like the cherry on the top of a great big beautiful cake."
"He's not here and I'd rather have him. But I'm just so happy people are honoring my dad," she said.
Carlin was best remembered for his famous routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television." The routine triggered a landmark Supreme Court lawsuit that shaped decency rules for US television and radio.
Carlin made 22 albums and had won four Grammy Awards before Sunday.
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