US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies aged 66
US comedian Garry Shandling has died, aged 66, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed.
The actor died yesterday at a hospital in Los Angeles, but the cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a medical emergency yesterday morning and Shandling was taken to St John’s Hospital by ambulance but later pronounced dead.
Sources told US entertainment site TMZ Chicago-born Shandling died from “a massive heart attack”.The award-winning comic created It’s Garry Shandling’s Show in 1986 and pioneered a form of docudrama comedy which influenced Britain’s Ricky Gervais among others.