Garry Shandling, star of The Larry Sanders Show, died suddenly at the age of 66 from a massive heart attack. The comedian was nominated for a whopping 18 Emmys for the show, which ran on HBO from 1992 to 1998.

There was no forewarning and Shandling was said to be in good health. Shandling starred in popular TV series The Larry Sanders Show and continued to be hailed as one of America’s greatest comedians. He became a multimillionaire during his long career.


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Shandling had a net worth of $17 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He started his career working for sitcoms like Sanford and Son and Welcome Back Kotter.But it was his work for It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show that catapulted him into fame. After becoming a permanent guest host on The Tonight Show, he was considered for Johnny Carson’s replacement. Ultimately he was offered a spot as a late night talk show host, but he decided to start The Larry Sanders Show instead. h/t theheavy

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Known as a “comedian’s comedian,” Shandling influenced a generation to follow, like Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Judd Apatow and many others.