Garry Shandling Passes Away At 66

Comedian Garry Shandling passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday after he reportedly suffered a massive heart attack.

Via ABC 7 Los Angeles:

A cause of death has not been disclosed, but the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that it transported him to St. John’s Medical Center after a report of a medical emergency at a home on Correa Way in Los Angeles at 10:40 a.m. Thursday.

Over a show-business career that lasted for more than 40 years, Shandling won acclaim as a sitcom writer, standup comedian, actor and producer.

But he earned the most critical praise of his career for “The Larry Sanders Show” on HBO, which aired from 1992 to 1998. He helped write and produce the show, and played the titular talk show host, in some ways a comic alter ego of his own neurotic persona. The show was nominated for 56 Emmys, winning three, and placed high on many critics’ lists of the best TV shows of all time.

Shandling also appeared in numerous movies, including “Zoolander,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and “Iron Man 2.” He hosted the Emmy and Grammy award shows multiple times.

My heart and prayers go out to the Shandling family during this difficult time.

Gary will be missed.

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