From revolutionizing the sitcom to his countless groundbreaking stand-up routines, Garry Shandling more than left his mark on the comedy world. After he passed away on Thursday at the age of 66, comedians took to social media to share their favorite memories of Shandling and pay their respects.
Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 24, 2016
I can't believe we've lost @GarryShandling .
A great mind and heart.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) March 24, 2016
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
I can't believe this. Very sad to say goodbye so abruptly. https://t.co/F89LbZXaER
— Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) March 24, 2016
To the funniest and brilliant Garry Shandling. Rest in peace Garry.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) March 24, 2016
Man. Garry Shandling. R.I.P.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 24, 2016
Heartbreaking news about Garry Shandling. Just heartbreaking.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) 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
This really hurts. Rest In Peace, @GarryShandling.
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) March 24, 2016
This Garry Shandling news is devastating.
— Paul Scheer (@paulscheer) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was one of my absolute favourites and ahead of his time. So sad.
— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) 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
Garry Shandling, you came to an early promotional screening of CYRUS and hung w/me & @jayduplass afterwards at PF Changs. Thank you.
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) March 24, 2016
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) March 24, 2016
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.