Reaction To The Death Of Comedian Garry Shandling

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1998 file photo, Peter Tolan, left, and Garry Shandling pose with their Emmy awards for outstanding writing for a comedy series award for "The Larry Sanders Show," at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Shandling, who as an actor and comedian pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," died, Thursday, March 24, 2016 of an undisclosed cause in Los Angeles. He was 66. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 1998 file photo, Peter Tolan, left, and Garry Shandling pose with their Emmy awards for outstanding writing for a comedy series award for "The Larry Sanders Show," at the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Shandling, who as an actor and comedian pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama with "The Larry Sanders Show," died, Thursday, March 24, 2016 of an undisclosed cause in Los Angeles. He was 66. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

Some celebrity reaction to the death of comedian/actor Garry Shandling:

"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." — Bob Odenkirk

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"Garry Shandling was a very special comedian with a beautifully unpredictable mind. He even voluntarily offered jokes and ideas for Oscars." — Steve Martin

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"I'm crushed. That man made me laugh. Spoke to me as a peer. Even though I've known him since the 90s, it's in the last few years that we have had meaningful and memorable one-on-one talks. I had no idea our last one would be four days ago." — Kathy Griffin

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"Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much." — Amy Schumer

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"Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders." — Seth MacFarlane

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"RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation." — Ricky Gervais

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"Garry would see the ridiculousness of me being asked to sum up his life five minutes after being told of his passing. It is a perfect, ridiculous Larry Sanders moment. I can imagine how Hank would handle it but I just don't know how to sum up someone I loved so much who taught me everything I know and was always so kind to me. I am just too sad. Maybe tomorrow I will do better." — Judd Apatow

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"I cannot believe that Gary Shandling is dead. He was a genius who changed comedy and TV comedy for the better." — Kevin McDonald

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"Gary Shandling was often funny when he was serious. And when he was actually going for it - unparalleled. Bless his soul." — James L. Brooks

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"@GarryShandling no no no. I love you. I cannot accept that you are gone. Rest in Power my hero. #RIPGarry." — Margaret Cho

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"Sad today. My friend @GarryShandling passed. He encouraged me from the very start. A few weeks ago he told me life was short and enjoy it." — Kristin Chenoweth

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"Gary Shandling was a comedy hero of mine. He once sent me a thank you note that read, "Thanks for nothing." RIP." — Zach Braff

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"Dammit. He was the best. So sad. RIP Garry Shandling. — Marc Maron

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"Saddened by the news of the passing of Garry Shandling , I met Garry at @TheComedyStore WEST in 1979 #VayaConDios." — George Lopez

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"No!!! Not #GaryShandling!! I am devastated. Grew up with Larry Sanders. Can't process this. RIP. Beyond sad. Thoughts are with his family." — Josh Gad

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"Can't believe it. RIP #garyshandling. Lost a great talent. In shock." — Aasif Mandvi

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"Oh my ..GOD will laugh now as he never has Before REST IN PEACE .. Wayyyy too soon." Henry Winkler

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"Oh no RIP @garyshandling Such a talent." — Jim Gaffigan

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"RIP Gary Shandling. You are one of the greats." — Lizz Winstead

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"R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed." — Albert Brooks

By The Associated Press - Mar. 24, 2016 6:30 PM EDT

 
 

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