Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Martin, more comedians tweet salutes to late Garry Shandling

03.24.16 2 years ago

The world lost a comedy great today, and it”s clear from Twitter what a great impact he had on so many fellow comedians.

Garry Shandling, best known for the absurdist, pop culture reference-packed comedy in The Larry Sanders Show and It's Garry Shandling”s Show, died on Thursday at age 66. TMZ first reported the news.

Amy Schumer, Paul Feig, Bob Saget, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, and more voices from the realm of comedy have shared their grief for Shandling on Twitter. Read their tweets below, and read the tribute from HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall here.

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Update 7:58 p.m. ET: HBO released this statement about Shandling: “Garry ushered in the modern period of original programming at HBO with his brilliant masterpiece, The Larry Sanders Show. All of us at HBO have a special place in our hearts for him not only for his enormous talent but for his kindness and decency. We will miss him terribly.” 

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