Garry Shandling Dies at 66

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  1. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
  2. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

    Mar 23, 2002
    From SFGate:
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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  4. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    R.I.P. Garry

    "Deadline Hollywood?" How unfortunate...
  5. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    Of course we are heartbroken for Garry. And when someone we love is gone, we miss them. That is part of what hurts. That it is even possible for them to not be here anymore makes no sense at all, and that hurts too. But what really hurts is what is now missing, the wonderful things they contribute to the world. If Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, or Amy Winehouse had lived just a little longer, we would all be so much richer for it. The squandered potential losing those three alone too soon is staggering.

    The two home-run TV shows that Garry had were wonderful, these were two of my favorite shows ever. And they are recorded media, so they will always be here, and we will always have them. And of course the chief reason they were wonderful is because it was Garry.

    What is killing me is that he was just days away from rebooting The Larry Sanders Show. New eps, new season, HBO. Now, like Garry. it's gone.

    Cyber? Still here. It's not fair.
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  6. Nick

    Nick Charter Gold Club Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Spoken from the heart, Tom. Your words speak to and for many
    of us. Thank you for your post.

    While death is inevitable, it doesn't always seem fair or timely.
    Does the untimely passing of an eagerly-anticipated newborn,
    or the 18-month old son of a good friend of mine taken, murdered
    in the street seem fair? Not at all. A beloved child - gone before
    he has a chance at life. Why?

    Later this month I will joined in celebration of the 90th birthday
    of a good friend of mine, a WWII veteran who caught a German
    bullet at Anzio, Italy, yet he lives actively today, serving others in
    good health and spirits for a man of his years. Why?

    There is no answer that will satisfy, except to say that death, at any
    age, is a part of life. To live, is to die. They say life isn't fair, but even
    less so, is death. Let us be thankful for our lives and for the days we
    have, and let us try to live each day as if it were to be our last. It's the
    least we can do.

    Again, thanks, Tom, for your thoughtful post.
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  7. TomCat

    TomCat Broadcast Engineer

    Aug 31, 2002
    You're welcome, and thank you. What you said is pretty thought-provoking.

    I wake up each morning and dread opening up the iPad. Just in the last couple of weeks, Keith Emerson. Lonnie Mack. Patton Oswalt's wife, in her sleep at 46 (everyone needs the sleep apnea test; xPAP can add decades to your life if you are a sufferer).

    My mom is 94. I want her here to 194. David Bowie really hit me, but Prince is making me cry.

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