Garry Shandling, whose comedic career spanned decades and who most recently appeared in “Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 2,” as well as in cameo bits in “The Dictator” and “Zoolander,” has died at the age of 66.
Friends immediately took to social media to express their condolences and remember the actor with a biting sense of humor. “Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted. Added Albert Brooks on Twitter: “Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.”
“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,” director Judd Apatow said in a statement. “I can imagine how (the character) 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.”