by Bruna Nessif | Thu., Mar. 24, 2016 5:36 PM
Hollywood is in mourning.
Earlier today, E! News confirmed the tragic death of actor and comedian Garry Shandling, who is known to have influenced the likes of Ricky Gervais, Jon Stewart, Judd Apatow and more. Shandling passed away Thursday at a hospital in Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles Police Department, however the cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Shandling's work brought laughs to many and inspired a number of stars who looked up to the 66-year-old actor. After the sad news broke, many of his famous fans took to social media to express their condolences or recall fond memories with the comedian.
Some, like Apatow, couldn't find the right words to say, and simply shared a photo of Shandling like the one up above, while Kathy Griffin posted a photo she took with Shandling just this past weekend with a sweet message.
Jim Carrey shared the following statement to E! News: "When you get the light in a comedy club you know your time is up. Life doesn't always give you a signal. Garry Shandling performed at the highest level on and offstage. He was an excellent man and he was more than ready for the Big Show. Bravo Garry! Yours was a life well lived."
Meanwhile, others shared everything they loved so dearly about this fallen star.
Take a look at what some of the stars are saying about the beloved Garry Shandling:
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A photo posted by Kevin Nealon (@kevinnealon) on
Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016
Wait, what? Gary Shandling? No.— Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) March 24, 2016
Not Garry Shandling!!!!!! A treasure!!!!!! How sad.— Andy Cohen (@Andy) March 24, 2016
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 24, 2016
Goodbye Gary Shandling thank you for your kindness and your generosity and for making me laugh so damn much— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) March 24, 2016
I'm both shocked & saddened at the passing of Garry Shandling. He'll forever remain a comedic legend. #RIP— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) March 24, 2016
Peace to a very funny man Garry Shandling— Daryl Hannah (@dhlovelife) March 24, 2016
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 (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I’m so shocked and saddened. He was brilliantly funny, and so kind to me.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) March 24, 2016
If it's true I am heartsick @GarryShandling has died? One in a million brilliant people say it's not so— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) March 24, 2016
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 (@SethMacFarlane) March 24, 2016
Rest In Peace Garry Shandling. Unbelievably sad news. One of the greats.— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) March 24, 2016
Absolutely can't process the loss of Garry Shandling. Such a genius, such a wonderful man, such an inspiration. I was so honored to know him— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 24, 2016
Larry Sanders is one of the best TV shows ever made. Everybody involved in that show is now an influential voice in comedy. Watch it.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 24, 2016
Man. Garry Shandling. R.I.P.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 24, 2016
"After making love I said to my girl 'Was it good for you too?' And she said 'I don't think this was good for anybody.'" #RIPGarryShandling— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) March 24, 2016
Rest in Peace, Garry Shandling. His work, including the Larry Sanders Show, was an enormous influence.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 24, 2016
"Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is." Garry Shandling pic.twitter.com/goJsDx6Cl8— Jerry O'Connell (@MrJerryOC) March 24, 2016
Had the pleasure of meeting/ hanging with Garry Shandling a few times & he was a gentleman & obviously so deeply funny. RIP.— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) March 24, 2016
To the funniest and brilliant Garry Shandling. Rest in peace Garry.— bob saget (@bobsaget) March 24, 2016
I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly. https://t.co/F89LbZXaER— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) March 24, 2016
A moment to celebrate an true, original & tv pioneer and yes 1 of the funniest. Was an honor to know him. Condolences to his family. R.I.P— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 24, 2016
The world has lost a comedy giant. An all time great. Hey Now Garry Shandling pic.twitter.com/vXaQW9wM6B— Howard Stern (@HowardStern) March 24, 2016
35 goddamned days ago. I don't get it. pic.twitter.com/Et1LTETowT— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 24, 2016
Good pal, great guy, funny, funny, funny man lost today RIP Garry Shandling— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was one funny motherfucker.— Denis Leary (@denisleary) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. A shocking huge loss.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) March 24, 2016
Sad about Garry Shandling. Larry Sanders was WONDERFUL,and at my daughter Cynthia's wedding he made the funniest bad taste speech ever given— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) March 24, 2016
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