Garry Shandling Autopsy Reveals Comedian Died from Blood Clot in Heart


Garry Shandling’s cause of death has been attributed to a blood clot in his heart.

A report by officials with the Los Angeles coroner’s office, released Tuesday, states the fatal clot that killed Shandling in March occurred after the comedian developed blood clots in his legs.

Coroner’s officials had delayed issuing their determination of what killed the 66-year-old until after a review of his medical records and toxicology tests were completed.

Shandling created his comic masterpiece The Larry Sanders Show for HBO, which starred him as an egomaniacal late-night TV host with an angst-ridden show-biz life behind the scenes.

After Shandling’s death, his publicist said that doctors believed he had suffered a sudden heart attack in his Los Angeles home.

After Larry Sanders ended in 1998, Shandling’s few public appearances included hosting the Emmys Awards in 2000 and 2004.