Greg Giraldo The Bronx, NY native, was best known as a judge on "Last Comic Standing," and regular appearances on Comedy Central. Giraldo, whose parents hailed from Colombia and Spain, was just 44 years old when he passed away in September of 2010 from a drug overdose. He will always be one of our favorite Colombians. Colombian Independence Day: Meet Our 16 Favorite Colombian Celebs! (PHOTOS)
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Shakira What can we say about the most famous Colombiana in the world? Shakira, who was born and raised in Baranquilla, wears her Colombian pride on her sleeve. Aside from representing Colombia all over the world with her immense talent, Shaki has also given back to her native country. In 1995, she founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, a Colombian charity that provides education and meals for 4000 children.