LOS ANGELES – Garry Shandling, a comedian best known for his work in “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” died, TMZ reported Thursday.
TMZ reported Shandling’s death Thursday stating that he died in a Los Angeles hospital.
“The 66-year-old star was not suffering from any illness … as far as we know … so, it appears this was sudden. A source connected to Shandling says he was healthy and speaking to people on Thursday morning,” TMZ stated.
Shandling wore many hats in the entertaining industry, including writing for sitcoms such as “Sanford and Son” and “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He frequently guest hosted “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and created “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” for Showtime before “The Larry Sanders Show” on HBO.
Shandling was recently seen in a picture posted by another comedian Kathy Griffin.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 21, 2016
Fellow comedians took to social media after hearing the news.
Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 24, 2016
Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 24, 2016