AceShowbiz - %cGarry Shandling% passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday, March 24 after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 66. His rep told Gossip Cop that Garry called 911 from his home, but he was already unconscious when the ambulance arrived.
The co-creator and the star of "The Larry Sanders Show" was still alive while being transported to hospital. He was pronounced dead at the medical center. Stars are mourning and paying tribute to the legendary comedian.
Garry's "Larry Sanders" co-star %cBob Odenkirk% said in a statement, "Garry was a guiding voice of comedy. He set the standard and we're all still trying to meet it. He gave us all opportunities to learn how to do the best work of our lives. But, more importantly, as I knew him these last few years, he was a person who never stopped trying to be a better person. That's yet another way he inspired me and I'm sure many others who knew him."
Among those mourning Garry on social media included %cAmy Schummer%, %cJimmy Kimmel%, %cRicky Gervais%, %cSteve Martin%, %cSeth Meyers%, %cJudd Apatow%, %cKathy Griffin%, %cJosh Groban%, %cMargareth Cho%, %cSeth MacFarlane%, %cAndy Cohen%, %cHoward Stern%, %cMandy Moore% and %cBob Saget%.
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
Heartbreaking news about Garry Shandling. Just heartbreaking.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was a very special comedian with a beautifully unpredictable mind. He even voluntarily offered jokes and ideas for Oscars.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 24, 2016
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) 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
Nooooo!!! I love Garry Shandling. So sad!! #pioneer— josh groban (@joshgroban) 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
Not Garry Shandling!!!!!! A treasure!!!!!! How sad.— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 24, 2016
The world has lost a comedy giant. An all time great. Hey Now Garry Shandling pic.twitter.com/vXaQW9wM6B— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) 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
To the funniest and brilliant Garry Shandling. Rest in peace Garry.— bob saget (@bobsaget) March 24, 2016