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US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies aged 66

By Staff Reporter

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.

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