The comedy world is mourning after the untimely death of Garry Shandling at the age of 66.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but police are conducting a death investigation. A spokesman for the LAPD said they received a call for a medical emergency on Thursday to Shandling’s home. He later died in a Los Angeles hospital.
Shandling was not known to be suffering from any illnesses, and even a few days ago retweeted this picture with Bob Odenkirk and Kathy Griffin.
Earlier this year, Shandling appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” where he mentioned a recently diagnosed thyroid condition.
The comedian was best known for his shows ” It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” in the 1980s and “The Larry Sanders Show” in the 1990s.
In 1993, NBC offered him $5 million to take over “Late Night” when David Letterman departed to CBS, but declined. He was also offered “The Late Late Show” from CBS but declined so he could make “The Larry Sanders Show” on HBO.
Below is Shandling’s first appearance on “The Tonight Show” from 1981: