Garry Shandling, star of The Larry Sanders Show, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 66 from a massive heart attack, TMZ reported. There was no warning and his friends had no idea that anything was wrong with his health. Shandling made comedy history with his TV series The Larry Sanders Show and he’s continued to be revered as a genius comedian ever since. He became a multimillionaire from his stellar career.
Garry Shandling had a net worth of $17 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He started his career working for sitcoms like Sanford and Son and Welcome Back Kotter. But it was his work for It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show that catapulted him into fame. After becoming a permanent guest host on The Tonight Show, he was considered for Johnny Carson’s replacement. Ultimately he was offered a spot as a late night talk show host, but he decided to start The Larry Sanders Show instead.
Shandling was nominated for 18 Emmys for the show, which ran on HBO from 1992 to 1998. The Richest lists Shandling as #66 in the top 100 richest comedians.