Garry Shandling Dead at 66 Death appears to have been sudden By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 24, 2016 3:38 PM CDT 12 comments Comments Actor Garry Shandling attends an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, April 6, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas) (Newser) – Comedian Garry Shandling died Thursday at age 66, the AP reports. The cause of death has not been revealed, but his death was reportedly sudden. A source tells TMZ Shandling was speaking to people and appeared healthy Thursday morning. He was transported to an LA-area hospital after a 911 call from his home, and sources say he was alive when he got to the hospital. Just this past weekend, the Larry Sanders Show star was pictured hanging out with two of his co-stars from that show, Kathy Griffin and Bob Odenkirk.