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Comedian Garry Shandling has died aged 66 from a sudden heart attack, it has been reported.

The comedian died at a hospital in Los Angeles on March 24, 2016, according to TMZ.

The website claims that "The Larry Sanders Show" star was not previously suffering from any illness.

He was "healthy and speaking to people" on Thursday morning, sources told the website.

Only last weekend, Shandling was pictured hanging out with Kathy Griffin and Bob Odenkirk, who co-starred with him on "The Larry Sanders Show".

Shandling never married or had any children.