Garry Shandling


Age: 66

actor and comedian who pioneered a pretend brand of self-focused docudrama and moved from a short stint in the advertising business to comedy writing and standup when he began to experiment with TV comedy in the 1980's with his first series of the Showtime sitcom It's Garry Shandling's Show that called attention to its artificial nature with the actors routinely breaking the fourth wall, and who created his comic masterpiece in 1992 with The Larry Sanders Show, which starred him as an egomaniacal late-night TV host with an anxiety-ridden show-biz life behind the scenes.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: November 29, 1949

Died: March 24, 2016

Los Angeles, California