Comedian Garry Shandling dead at 66 - Los Angeles police

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Posted: Mar 24, 2016 5:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, best known for his work on the pioneering cable television comedy series, "The Larry Sanders Show," died on Thursday at age 66, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Shandling, who began his showbiz career as a writer for TV sitcoms such as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "Sanford and Son," was transported from his Los Angeles home to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, LAPD officer Aareon Jefferson said.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Chris Reese)