Thursday, March 24, 2016

Obituary: Garry Shandling

Yet another death that is a bit of a shock, especially considering he was just five years older than me: It is reported that comedian Garry Shandling, 66, has died.

I never got to see much of his work because most of his television work was on pay cable, so I never had the opportunity to watch his series:

Garry Shandling has died at the age of 66, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

No additional details were immediately available, Shandling's publicist and agency did not return requests for comment.

The comedian, whose career has spanned decades in the industry, is known for his turns with the Larry Sanders Show and Garry Shandling Show.

He recently appeared in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War as well as in Iron Man 2 as well as cameoing in a slew of comedies including The Dictator, Funny People and Zoolander.

Born in Chicago, Shandling's family relocated to Tucson, Ariz., to help treat his older brother, Barry, who suffered from cystic fibrosis. Barry died at age 10 but the family remained.

The article notes he wrote scripts for shows like Sanford and Son and Welcome Back, Kotter.

Shandling died at a Los Angeles hospital. Reportedly, he suffered a massive heart attack.

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