Hollywood comedians and actors are mourning the loss of one of their own on Thursday: Garry Shandling.
The "Larry Sanders Show" creator died in L.A. on Thursday, LAPD officer Tony Im confirmed to ABC News.
He was 66.
"Garry Shandling was a very special comedian with a beautifully unpredictable mind," Steve Martin tweeted. "He even voluntarily offered jokes and ideas for Oscars."
Added Kathy Griffin: "Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most."
The Emmy winner's sudden death shocked his colleagues and admirers, who mourned him on social media below.
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— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 24, 2016
Saddened over Garry Shandling. He was a comedy idol of mine. He leaves behind the greatest single-camera comedy of all time. #LarrySanders— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 24, 2016
Dammit. He was the best. So sad. RIP Garry Shandling— marc maron (@marcmaron) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was as kind and generous as he was funny and that is saying a lot.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 24, 2016
RIP the great Garry Shandling. Surely, one of the most influential comedians of a generation.— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 24, 2016
Sunday, my longtime friend Garry Shandling was here, making every1 laugh. I loved him. I'll miss our talks the most. pic.twitter.com/Ud8AQXNBXN— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 24, 2016
Man. Garry Shandling. R.I.P.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) March 24, 2016
So very sad to hear about Garry Shandling's passing. Truly loved watching him perform. Just comedy genius. Sending love to his family.— Angela Kinsey (@AngelaKinsey) March 24, 2016
OH NO! @GarryShandling passed away. I'm so sad. He was always so warm and encouraging. RIP...— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) March 24, 2016
Garry Shandling was a very special comedian with a beautifully unpredictable mind. He even voluntarily offered jokes and ideas for Oscars.— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 24, 2016
R.I.P. Garry Shandling. I am so saddened to hear this. Brilliantly funny and such a great guy. He will be so missed.— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) March 24, 2016