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Comedian Garry Shandling Dead At 66

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Garry Shandling died on Thursday at a Los Angeles hospital, The Associated Press reports. 

According to TMZ, the 66-year-old comedian suffered a massive heart attack.

Best known for the TV series "The Larry Sanders Show" and "It's Garry Shandling's Show," the Emmy-winning actor racked up dozens of nominations and accolades throughout his three-decade long career.

 He most recently appeared in "The Dictator" and "Captain America: The Winter Solider." He was well-known for his cameo in "Zoolander."

Just last week, Shandling was spotted hanging out with Kathy Griffin and Bob Odenkirk.

According to Variety, Shandling famously turned down $5 million from NBC to take over "Late Night" from David Letterman in 1993. He did the same when he was again offered another late-night role on "The Late Late Show." 

News of his death was met with an outpouring of emotion from fellow comedians and celebrities.

This is a developing story.

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