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Thanks for the Laughs: Hollywood Reacts to Garry Shandling’s Death

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Funnyman Garry Shandling, who died suddenly Thursday at the age of 66, was more than a comedian. The actor/writer/producer best known for The Larry Sanders Show and It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, was also beloved by everyone in Hollywood.

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In the wake of his shocking death, Shandling’s many friends, fellow comedians, and celebrity fans took a moment to remember the comedy legend on social media.

Sacha Baron Cohen posted this special message in honor of his friend and mentor on Instagram:

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Judd Apatow, who was a writer on The Larry Sanders Show, also shared a pic of himself with the late comedian.

Apatow also issued the following statement regarding the man he too considered to be a friend and mentor: “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. ”

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk retweeted Griffin.