Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling died Thursday of cardiac arrest at age 66. Sources tell the NY Daily News that Shandling was experiencing shortness of breath in the days leading up to his death.

According to the Daily News, Shandling called 911 and told the dispatcher he was experiencing shortness of breath. He lost consciousness during the 911 call.

Paramedics arrived at Shandling’s Los Angeles home a short while later at 10:30 a.m. They kicked down the door when no one answered.

Shandling was transported to St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, where he was pronounced dead.

Friends say Shandling also experienced shortness of breath in the days leading up to his death. He reportedly confided his symptoms to a doctor friend who made a house call to examine the comedian.

The doctor made Shandling promise to go to the emergency room the next day if his symptoms worsened. Shandling did not report any chest pain, according to the source.

The next day, when Shandling’s shortness of breath worsened, he managed to call 911 before collapsing.

“It’s a shock,” a source told the NY Daily News. “He seemed pretty healthy, took care of himself. There were no known heart issues at all in his history.”

Shandling is best known as the creator and star of the ’90s TV classic The Larry Sanders Show. The Chicago native broke into television by selling scripts to TV sitcoms. He wrote 4 episodes for the TV sitcom Sanford and Son Show (1975-1976) and 1 episode for Welcome Back Kotter (1976).

Coveted gigs guest-hosting “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” led to his own shows on Showtime and later on HBO.

Shandling lived alone in Los Angeles. He never married and had no children.

Symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, chest pain, tightening or burning sensation in the chest, radiating pain or discomfort in the arms, shoulders, neck, jaw, and back.

Heart attacks occur when the arteries delivering oxygenated blood to the heart muscle becomes blocked and the muscle dies.




  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Know his face, can’t name his movies.

  • askquestions

    This is not the Aflec commercial actor.

  • Yoni

    LOVED THIS SHOW……when nothing else was on. This and that Chris Elliott show.

    “This is the theme to Gary’s show. The opening theme to Gary’s show. This is the theme you listen to when you watch the CREEE-DITS..”

    I THINK that’s how that song went. LMAO
    RIP

  • WetPntees

    **He reportedly confided his symptoms to a doctor friend who made a house call to examine the comedian.**

    Michael Jackson replay……

  • WetPntees

    That’s sad he died alone, and had no kids to carry on his legacy.. RIP

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    This year so far has to be a record in entertainers death…

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Silent killer. Folks, go with your gut. What kinda doctor was his friend?

  • rayne215

    Annoyed that if he had went to the ER before he would be alive today. His show on HBO was first cable show i got into when we had cable. he was funny. RIP

  • Fendi

    It’s safe to say he wasn’t a cardiologist.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    What is up with men and doctors? They don’t ever want to go! It is fustrating that somethings can be prevented if you listen to your body!!!

  • OSHH
  • Auditor

    Sigh…I don’t know. Wonder if my ex is still alive…he had bad teeth. Bad teeth affect your heart and liver.

  • Yoni

    Bad teeth will KILL YOU!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yep that is a good article. This whole “Im AIIGHT” ish is killing them. When I was in a committed relationship. I would make a yearly for both of us…Id say oh by the way I made us an appointment for our yearly babe… It was not up for discussion…

  • Auditor

    Ain’t just BLACK men…it’s ALL men. My coworkers say the same ish about theirs…

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Yup… Your teeff can kill you! Get your yearly and get that plaque off rounst them gums err 6 mos…

  • Auditor

    Got to the point where we wasnt fcking. If I get breast cancer later in in life I know why. And it’s one reason why we broke up. That’s mental illness at its finest…

  • WetPntees

    I think they are afraid that if they go for one thing, they’ll find out that there is something ELSE wrong with them that they won’t be able to handle emotionally.. IMO

  • Auditor

    That’s life…I swear men are the weaker sex. They cry over any little thing and it’s us women that hold up the pieces. I don’t know where that label came from…

  • WetPntees

    You said a mouthful Auditor… Even with a common cold they act like they’ve been hit with the plague or something.. I think they live by that *Don’t ask, don’t tell* mentality!

  • rayne215

    i also read that older single men die more often like this because they dont have a “nagging” wife telling them to go to dr

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Shandling lived alone in Los Angeles. He never married and had no children
    —————————————————
    Was he a “Confirmed” Bachelor?

  • Yoni

    They came from pu$$y.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ROFL….Sucking on your boob was going give you cancer cuz his mouth…Im gone!

  • Auditor

    Lol he worked in Hollyweird…you know the deal…

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    I know back in the day our black men didn’t go because they WERE experimenting on them without their permission… maybe that mentality has passed down.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    EYE seee,,,

  • Auditor

    Lol sh*t…sad you gotta check a negras mouf…that should be top priority. AND he had a good job with benefits so ain’t no reason…

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ERRRMAGAWD!! Really.. Lissen truth be told.. my last ex 6’6..teef was no bueno…He was totally handsome..but when he smiled…

  • WetPntees

    Hello pot…Meet kettle…

  • Auditor

    Like damn…men want a Grade A bish but ain’t Grade A themselves…WTF

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    QTNA

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh I know you didn’t.

    Ha, ha,ha!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    *dead*

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sandra Rose shade.

  • Yoni

    You may have missed my point/pun/correlation. It’s ok, tho’.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    For realz!!!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Like Luther? I’ll send myself to the corner now.

  • Auditor

    Nope I was watching about some kids in NY that got road dogged by the justice system and instead of being a supportive husband and father the man left. Left his wife and son all alone to handle everything.

    Another one…a lady got a job overseas because her and her husband had been unemployed for so long. He ended saying bye bish and the woman went alone with the two kids. He couldn’t handle a “new environment”.

    That’s when I realized that men are ridiculously weak.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Funny guy.

    RIP

  • 80sChild

    I also liked Chris Elliott’s show. Was it called, “Get a Life”? It was quirky and funny!

  • Yoni

    I bet he was a liar and a cheater, wasn’t he?

  • Yoni

    THIS! I would NOT let my ex give me…….*wanders off* Breath didn’t stink or nothing. Teeth were just in bad shape.

  • 80sChild

    No, the Aflac guy is Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried always looks constipated!

  • Yoni

    And then be talking about “what can you bring to the table…”

    Bitch, a dental plan.

  • MookieFly

    Is that what that mean? Oop ?

  • Yoni

    I think. But yeah. LOL

  • Yoni

    Nine folks got arrested in a street brawl! Anybody seen this?

  • Auditor

    Naw actually he was really good to me…one reason why I stayed so long. We did click on a lot of things. But nope his mental illness got in the way…

  • Sucker Free

    If i had to choose my manner of death this would be it

    Seems quick and relatively painless

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Where?

  • Fendi

  • Yoni

    Georgia.

  • Yoni

    Hate when THAT happens.

  • Auditor

    Yup peen was good too

  • AnonymousRose

    I think somebody died, so now its murder charges

  • Yoni

    They always fuggin it up!

  • Auditor

    My father refused to take his high blood pressure cause his peen didnt work right…until he seen his nephew have a stroke in his 30s…he pops em everyday now.

  • Yoni

    Yeah. A young boy was stabbed in the neck……..by his FRIEND. Is this that same type of “friendly fire” that the government tries to shade folks with?

  • GrapeCrush

    OMGEEEE! LMAOOOO!!! I AM HOLLERINNNN!!! ????

  • Yoni

    GO AWAY FROM HERE! NOT the “loofah” sponge tho’. :facepalm:

  • GrapeCrush

    Lmaooo!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Some people have a phobia with dentists. I had a horrible experience with a dentist and did not return for 8 years…luckily my oral hygiene is on point and i have a nice set of choppers…good genes

    But i feel you…bad teeth are a dealbreaker

  • Fendi
  • Auditor

    Dead

  • GrapeCrush

    *dead* lmao!

  • Vonn

    Some friend. Shortness of breath means get your a$$ to the E.R STAT! I hope this friend is a PhD & not a MD.

  • Futuredocdonte

    He looks like James Woods

  • Auditor

    That’s what he told me EVENTUALLY…I’m like well bruh um they can put you under…cause it was THAT bad of a situation where he could have died from an infection. He ain’t listen tho…that’s why I said mental illness cause it is if you’re that scared of something.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    ROFL>>>>>>goneheadngo….>>>>>>>

  • Yoni

    You just gone keep on, huh? :karate:

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Its the truf…smh

  • Fendi

    I remember seeing it, thinking, “This can’t be real.” But it is/was. On the other side of the loofah, it reads, “I have a clean.”

    I hate white people, because you know a Black person didn’t think of that isht. Everything is a joke to them.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Wasn’t bout to give you gingivitis of the cooter huh?

  • Fendi

    Filed under: Not today, satan.

  • Auditor

    Them Asians too

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Listerine, floss and some toooooth…paste..now what you got on the table beside them loost toofs…

  • Yoni

    Judging from all the meme’s (that be having me WEAK btw) going around on FB, I’d say a black person DID think of it. LOL Have you seen the “reason to hang up” meme’s going around. LMAO I LOVE our creativeness. Just wish it could be applied more accordingly.

  • Yoni

    She done fugged with a DOG???? Oh they about to give her ass the needle!

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Im like ninja…go and…

  • Yoni

    Won’t cost his ass nothing more than $3 at the dolla sto’!

  • Fendi

    True. But it just stinks of some Jew sitting back thinking his stupid pun is cute and he was going to make millions trampling on Dr. King’s legacy.

    It reminds me of a business law class where the “professor” stated Dr. King plagiarized his dissertation. I sat in class wondering why that was mentioned and what it had to do with business law. But she was racist, which I never gave consideration to at the time and should’ve. She was an ol’ bitter, white, wrinkled trash bag. She was SO jealous of me because when she was my age, she was a babymama. Lol. She should’ve kept her fish in the freezer.

  • Yoni

    Not gone let that happen! LOL

  • Fendi

    The Loofah Vandross pic is photoshopped. The MLK loofah is a real product.

    I haven’t seen a “reason to hang up” meme.

  • Fendi

    **DOGS

    It’s what they’ve been doing since the beginning of time.

  • Auditor

    Lol I feel you

    That’s like in my training course we did diversity training. I sat through the first half and got “sick” through the second. Wasn’t bout to sit in a class full of white folks from the Midwest and talk about diversity with them. Anyhoo a slide came up and not nan person on the slide was a minority but we’re in diversity training. I started to say something but why even bother…

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    You better? And you stay yo ass over there? We don’t mention Lutha. No mam. No?

  • SameoleJ

    Naw, she fugged it not made it fight!! She gonna be okay

  • SameoleJ

    In my younger years, I fought a sister and her twin was upset so she got pepper spray and sprayed her sister. I couldn’t even fight no more I was so busy laughing!!

  • Yoni

    So this is just a “mental illness” case, huh?

  • SameoleJ

    Affluenza and Trouble childhood, where the dog was the only one to show her affection, thus she loves them on a higher level.

  • Blue

    66 seems so young. May he rest in peace. He was a funny guy.

  • ihatethesebitches

    :-(

  • Sucker Free

    Like how they drop seed and leave…WEAK

  • Yoni

    Thus ain’t shit gone happen to her.

  • Auditor

    Sigh…

  • SameoleJ

    Nope, they will NOT make a “Michael Vick Example” out of her.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    ? I’m sorry Bren , maybe I should have said myself? My,my,my Eddie booty looking juicy tonight. *Jahnée Gill voice*

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??????

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Exactly they expect alot from us but dnt even last long in bed or coming up short. But our a$$3$ n boobs gotta be big n chit when they dycks be little wtf

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    loved that show…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You’re welcome to your opinion.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    He should have went to the doctor the first sign of chest pains, and shortness of breath. R.I.P.

  • lil goodie

    My father died this way in Wednesday…….. he was having shortness of breath and did not tell anyone…..he had a heart attack wednesday afternoon… love u daddy… rest in peace…

  • WetPntees

    I didn’t miss anything.. Did you not come from said pu$$y yourself?? Thus my point in pot calling the kettle black! Carry on tho!

  • Yoni

    Yep….you missed it.

  • WetPntees

    Good!!!!