Comedian Garry Shandling Passes Away


Washington: Comedian Garry Shandling died on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

The 66-year-old star of “The Larry Sanders Show” appeared fine earlier in the day, TMZ reported, and was taken to the hospital this morning after someone made an emergency 911 call from his house.

He was also photographed earlier this week, when Kathy Griffin tweeted a picture with him and Bob Odenkirk.

Shandling, who started his career as a TV writer on “Sanford and Son” and “Welcome Back, Kotter,” was best known for “The Larry Sanders Show,” which ran on HBO from 1992 to 1998. He was nominated for two Golden Globes for his acting on the show and won an Emmy for writing, which he shared with Peter Tolan. The comedy followed the backstage antics of  Sanders, a late-night talk show host played by Shandling.

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