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Celebrity Tweets About Garry Shandling's Death

"He was as deep as he was funny. I wanted Garry Shandling to live forever and I somehow thought he would."

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When news broke that comedian Garry Shandling died at 66 on Thursday in a Los Angeles hospital due to a medical emergency, many fellow comedians, actors, and media personalities paid their respects on Twitter.

Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most.

Garry Shandling was one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. A shocking huge loss.

Garry Shandling, you came to an early promotional screening of CYRUS and hung w/me & @jayduplass afterwards at PF Changs. Thank you.

R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I’m so shocked and saddened. He was brilliantly funny, and so kind to me.

The great Garry Shandling's work is such a touchstone for me that I was actually discussing him moments before I heard the sad news. RIP

"Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is." Garry Shandling

If it's true I am heartsick @GarryShandling has died? One in a million brilliant people say it's not so

R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.

Not Garry Shandling!!!!!! A treasure!!!!!! How sad.

Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.

I'm both shocked & saddened at the passing of Garry Shandling. He'll forever remain a comedic legend. #RIP

RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.

Garry Shandling was one of my absolute favourites and ahead of his time. So sad.

Stunned to hear of Garry Shandling's death. A true television pioneer.

Can't believe that I just heard Garry Shandling died. I'm shattered.

Stunned to hear of Garry Shandling's death. A true television pioneer.

This Garry Shandling news is devastating.

Peace to a very funny man Garry Shandling

OMG not @GarryShandling, I'm heartbroken and will always remember our laughs we shared on the set of #XFiles #RIP

So saddened by the death of Garry Shandling. Brilliantly funny guy. And a sweetheart, too. Did his show twice. RIP.

.@GarryShandling no no no. I love you. I cannot accept that you are gone. Rest in Power my hero. #RIPGarry

This really hurts. Rest In Peace, @GarryShandling.

Absolutely can't process the loss of Garry Shandling. Such a genius, such a wonderful man, such an inspiration. I was so honored to know him

Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders

Heartbreaking news about Garry Shandling. Just heartbreaking.

He was as deep as he was funny. I wanted Garry Shandling to live forever and I somehow thought he would.

Gonna miss @GarryShandling was a great guy and comedian. Had a great night with him once and we laughed and laughed...#RIP

Rest in Peace, Garry Shandling. His work, including the Larry Sanders Show, was an enormous influence.

Jaimie Etkin is the entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Jaimie Etkin at jaimie.etkin@buzzfeed.com.

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