Comedian Garry Shandling passed away at just 66 years old in a Los Angeles hospital Thursday, according to TMZ. The cause is yet unknown and his passing was reportedly sudden, as sources say the Larry Sander star was in communication with others and seemed otherwise in good health as of Thursday morning. Despite the fact that Shandling has been largely keeping out of the public eye in recent years, he was not said to have been suffering from any apparent illnesses.
Our source says there was a 911 call from the “Larry Sanders Show” star’s home, and he was transported to the hospital. We’re told Shandling was alive when he arrived at the hospital.
Shandling is best known for his revolutionary, ahead-of-their time television series’, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show, the latter of which helped launch the careers of Judd Apatow, Jon Stewart, and countless others. His death is a tremendous loss and will be felt across the entire comedy community.
Although he had been in a long term relationship with Linda Doucett (who played “Darlene” on The Larry Sanders Show) from 1987 to 1994, Shandling had never married, and leaves behind no children.
As of just four days ago, Shandling was seen out with Kathy Griffin and Bob Odenkirk, seemingly in good health.
We will update as the story develops.