Actor and comedian Garry Shandling has died.
According to TMZ, the 66-year-old comedian, actor, writer and producer died earlier today.
“Comedian Garry Shandling died at an L.A. area hospital on Thursday,” they revealed. “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,” they added. “Our source says there was a 911 call from ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ star’s home, and he was transported to the hospital.”
Shandling’s cause of death is currently unknown.
Perhaps best known for his own TV series ‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’, the comedian and actor also made numerous Hollywood appearances – including a small role as Senator Stern in ‘Iron Man 2’ and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’.
Garry Shandling also made an appearance in the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, ‘The Dictator’ as well as making a cameo appearance as himself in cult comedy, ‘Zoolander’. He even leant his voice to animated character Verne in ‘Over the Hedge’ opposite Bruce Willis and Steve Carrell.
But his biggest accomplishment was ‘The Larry Sanders Show’.
Starring and co-creating the hit US comedy, Shandling created something special. Set in the office of a fictional late-night talk show, ‘The Larry Sanders Show’ landed Shandling a total of 18 Emmys.
Most recently, Shandling was offered an enormous $5 million to take over ‘Late Night’ from previous host, David Letterman… and was also offered ‘The Late Late Show’. But Shandling declined.
Garry Shandling died 24 March 2016.
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