A report by Los Angeles’ coroner’s officials released Tuesday states the fatal clot occurred after the comedian developed blood clots in his legs, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis. The comedian had not been feeling well during a trip to Hawaii, the report stated. Shandling died March 24 after calling paramedics to his home.
The comedian, writer and producer was known as an innovator who broke new ground in television with his series It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show (pictured), one of HBO’s earliest original programs. A Los Angeles Police spokesman says Shandling was pronounced dead Thursday after responders were dispatched to his home for a reported medical emergency. The cause of death is not yet disclosed.