Hollywood Remembers Comedian Garry Shandling

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The star of 'It's Garry Shandling's Show' has died at the age of 66.

Comedian Garry Shandling, whose entertainment career spanned decades, died Thursday at the age of 66.

Known for his roles on The Larry Sanders Show and self-titled It's Garry Shandling's Show, the two-time Golden Globe-nominated (1995 and 1996 for The Larry Sanders Show) comic most recently appeared in Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man. 

After news of his death broke, stars including Ricky Gervais, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Schumer, George Lopez and Dane Cook shared remembrances of the late entertainer.


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Jim Carrey

"When you get the light in a comedy club you know your time is up. Life doesn't always give you a signal. Garry Shandling performed at the highest level on and offstage. He was an excellent man and he was more than ready for the Big Show. Bravo Garry! Yours was a life well lived."

Jeffrey Tambor

"I am so sad. Garry was my dear friend and was and always will be my teacher. Garry redesigned the wheel of comedy and he was the kindest and funniest of Geniuses. I will miss him so much."

Steve Mosko, chairman of Sony Pictures Television

"Today we lost a comedic genius and a very dear friend. Garry entertained millions of people and was an inspiration to generations of comedians, actors and writers. He will be greatly missed."

David Steinberg, comedian

"What a loss. One of the true comic geniuses ever. I can't  imagine a world without Garry's take on things. He was a caring and generous person. I will miss him so much."

Rip Torn

"How sadly early to lose such a fine artist. Working with him was one of the great privileges of my career. He was a comic talent of immense originality who enthusiastically encouraged and responded to the originality of others."

Bob Odenkirk

"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."


"Garry was an irrepressible force in comedy and in life, and his body of work will forever be cherished. He brought a smile to our faces on screen and in person, and was a most generous mentor to so many talented comedic minds. It was a true privilege to have him in our lives as both a friend and client. We will miss him dearly."


"Garry ushered in the modern period of original programming at HBO with his brilliant masterpiece, The Larry Sanders Show. All of us at HBO have a special place in our hearts for him not only for his enormous talent but for his kindness and decency. We will miss him terribly."