On Jan. the 20th, roughly two months before his untimely death Thursday, Garry Shandling went for a drive with an old friend, Jerry Seinfeld, for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
The award-winning actor and comic died at a hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday. Shandling was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The series-which ran for four seasons on Showtime and re-aired on Fox-was one of the first sitcoms to break the fourth wall and have characters speak directly to camera.
Smith said no autopsy was planned, but officials would determine Shandling's cause of death based on medical records and his medical history. The Larry Sanders Show was a late night TV talk show as well as showing the behind the scenes workings (or chaos) behind the show. This has been regarded as Shandling's finest work, earning him 18 Emmy nominations and one win for the series finale.
Then, Shandling delivered the flawless funeral joke: "What I want at my funeral is an actual boxing referee to do a count, and at 5 just wave it off and say he's not getting up". A 1981 guest appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson led to Shandling becoming Johnny Carson's permanent guest host until 1987. "One thing Garry used to say that had a big impact on me was that the show was about people who loved each other but show business got in the way", Apatow said on the DVD extras for The Larry Sanders Show.
Star of "Better Call Saul", Bob Odenkirk, a cast member of "The Larry Sanders Show", was equally stunned. NBC originally wanted him to succeed David Letterman as host of Late Night, but he turned them down, opening up the door for Conan O'Brien.
Garry had no children and was never married, although he was once engaged to Playboy model Linda Doucett.
I have no adequate words to express the huge sorrow I feel on the passing of Garry Shandling.