Thursday, March 24, 2016

Garry Shandling, RIP

From the trades:

Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” died Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 66.

A spokesman for the LAPD said they received a 911 call from Shandling’s home on Thursday, saying the comedian suffered from a “medical emergency.” He later died at an L.A. hospital.

Shandling wasn’t known to be suffering from any illnesses, and just a few days ago retweeted Kathy Griffin’s photo of himself, her and Bob Odenkirk. ...

On top of being an inspired comedian and sitcom start, Mr. Shandling worked as a cartoon writer and voice actor. He was one of the principle performers in the DreamWorks Animation feature Over the Hedge, and wrote material for the long-running series, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

He will be missed.


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