Correction: Garry Shandling story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a Dec. 27 story, The Associated Press erroneously reported the cause of death for Garry Shandling. The coroner’s report said he died from a blood clot in his lungs, not his heart.


A corrected version of the story is below:

Garry Shandling died from blood clot in lungs, coroner says

Garry Shandling’s death has been attributed to a blood clot in his lungs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Shandling died from a blood clot in his lungs, coroner’s officials said Tuesday more than seven months after the comedian’s unexpected death.

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.

Los Angeles 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. The toxicology results found only a therapeutic amount of Xanax and some cold medication in his system.

In 1992, Shandling created his comic masterpiece with “The Larry Sanders Show,” which starred him as an egomaniacal late-night TV host with an angst-ridden show-biz life behind the scenes. The HBO series ran until 1998.

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