Celebrities React to Garry Shandling of The Larry Sanders Show Death
The actor who made everyone laugh on The Larry Sanders Show has passed away at 66 years old.
According to multiple sources, starting with TMZ, the comedian died today in Los Angeles at a hospital, though no details have been released about the cause of death.
Shandling co-created The Larry Sanders Show, an Emmy award-winning series about a fictional late-night talk show host. The series lasted for six seasons and also starred Jeffrey Tambor, Bob Odenkirk, Jeremy Piven, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Janeane Garofalo and Jon Stewart. A ton of celebrity guests also stopped by the show, including Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Jeff Goldblum and Winona Ryder.
The funnyman also created It's Garry Shandling's Show, which aired for four seasons. Fans of The X-Files may also remember Shandling's cameo role playing the Hollywood version of Agent Mulder. The actor was also known for his one-off movies roles, including a version of himself in Zoolander. He also had a cameo role as Senator Stern in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Iron Man 2.
Here's how other comedic celebrities reacted to the news about Shandling on Twitter.
Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 24, 2016
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) March 24, 2016
Not Garry Shandling!!!!!! A treasure!!!!!! How sad.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 24, 2016
If it's true I am heartsick @GarryShandling has died? One in a million brilliant people say it's not so
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) March 24, 2016
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) March 24, 2016
Gary Shandling was a comedy hero of mine. He once sent me a thank you note that read, "Thanks for nothing." RIP https://t.co/DmCy2JZcGj
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) March 24, 2016
Had the pleasure of meeting/ hanging with Garry Shandling a few times & he was a gentleman & obviously so deeply funny. RIP.
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) March 24, 2016
Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016
Heartbreaking news about Garry Shandling. Just heartbreaking.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) March 24, 2016
Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 24, 2016
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016
Dammit. He was the best. So sad. RIP Garry Shandling
— marc maron (@marcmaron) March 24, 2016
Years ago Sean Penn and some right wing pundit were shouting about the Iraq War on Bill Maher. Garry Shandling listened quietly…
— Josh Radnor (@JoshRadnor) March 24, 2016