Garry Shandling's cause of death deferred pending further investigation, Other Medical Issues at Hand

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Garry Shandling's cause of death is still unknown.

Although the late comedian's publicist, Alan Nierob, told ET on Friday that doctors believe Shandling died as a result of a heart attack, the Los Angeles Coroner's Office confirms to ET that his doctor refused to sign his death certificate.

"This was not Garry's primary physician," Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter explains to ET. "He has only known Garry a couple years, but he did not see him regularly."

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The Coroner's Office has now taken custody of the case, and an examination was performed, although Shandling's cause of death has been deferred pending toxicology and other tests. Winter tells ET that there were some other medical issues at hand, but would not divulge as to what they were.

Shandling died on March 24 at the age of 66. He had no history of heart problems, Nierob told ET. But, during his recent appearance on Jerry Seinfeld's Crackle show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee -- titled "It's Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive" -- he did talk about having an undiagnosed health ailment.

"So it turns out I had a hyper parathyroid gland that was undiagnosed because the symptoms mirror the exact same symptoms an older Jewish man would have, which is, you know -- lethargic, you get puffy, you get heavy, you kind of feel like you want a divorce, but, you know, you're not married," he joked during the episode, which aired in January.

Common complications of hyperparathyroidism -- caused by too little calcium in the bones and too much calcium circulating in the bloodstream -- include osteoporosis, kidney stones, high blood pressure, and certain types of heart disease.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Garry Shandling attends the 15th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on August 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 25: Actor Garry Shandling at the Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony held on January 25, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 07: Garry Shandling attends the 15th annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on August 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 29: Comedian Garry Shandling attends the 3rd Annual Brady Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 29, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - June 21: Garry Shandling and Judd Apatow backstage at The Train Wreck Comedy Tour at The Wiltern Theater on June 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 08: Garry Shandling and Jamie Foxx attend the 14th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Event on August 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: Actor Garry Shandling arrives at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Canelo Alvarez boxing match on September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Showtime)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 25th American Cinematheque award ceremony at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: Jack Nicholson (L) and Garry Shandling attend a basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actor Garry Shandling speaks onstage during The 25th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actor/comedian Garry Shandling speaks onstage during The 25th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25: Actor/comedian Garry Shandling attends the opening night arrivals of 'All New People' at Second Stage Theatre on July 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Actor Garry Shandling, American Cinematheque Award Recipient Robert Downey Jr. and actor Mel Gibson pose during The 25th American Cinematheque Award Honoring Robert Downey Jr. held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on October 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26: Comedian Garry Shandling speaks onstage at the First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Garry Shandling speaks onstage at The First Annual Comedy Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Actor Garry Shandling speaks onstage at Variety's Power of Comedy presented by Sims 3 in Partnership with Bing at Club Nokia on December 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
Actor/comedians Sarah Silverman (L) and Garry Shandling pose in the green room backstage at Variety's Power of Comedy presented by Sims 3 in Partnership with Bing at Club Nokia on December 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 06: Garry Shandling arrives at the 'Blue Valentine' screening during the AFI Fest 2010 2010 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3827 -- Pictured: Comedian Garry Shandling during an interview on May 13, 2010 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actors Sam Rockwell and Garry Shandling arrive at the 'Iron Man 2' World Premiere at El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actor Garry Shandling (L) and Executive Producer Susan Downey arrive at the world wide premiere of 'Iron Man 2' Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actor Garry Shandling arrives at the 'Iron Man 2' World Premiere at El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - APRIL 26: Actor Garry Shandling arrives at the 'Iron Man 2' world premiere held at El Capitan Theatre on April 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O+BRIEN -- Episode 91 -- Air Date 10/27/2009 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Garry Shandling during an interview with host Conan O'Brien on October 27, 2009 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
(L-R) Actors Gano Grills, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, and Garry Shandling attend the Death At A Funeral Los Angeles Premiere at Pacific's Cinerama Dome on April 12, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Comedian Garry Shandling attends the 2009 Fullfillment Fund annual stars benefit gala at Beverly Hills Hotel on October 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Comedian Garry Shandling performs onstage during the Rock A Little, Feed Alot benefit concert held at Club Nokia on September 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Actress Kathy Griffin and actor Garry Shandling attends HBO's post Emmy Awards reception at the Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 20: Actor/comedian Garry Shandling and director/writer/producer Judd Apatow arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Funny People' at the ArcLight Hollywood on July 20, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Actor-comedian Garry Shandling attends the Los Angeles Lakers playoff game with the Denver Nuggets on April 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Tea Leoni and Garry Shandling during 'You Kill Me' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
Klara Glowczewska, Garry Shandling and Lisa Hughes (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Conde Nast Traveler)
Garry Shandling and Sharon Stone during AmfAR New York City Gala Honoring John Demsey, Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Roedy - Inside at Cipriani's 42nd Street in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Garry Shandling (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Garry Shandling and Eddie Izzard (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Bruce Willis and Garry Shandling during DreamWorks' 'Over The Hedge' Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Chris Henchy, daughter Rowan Francis, Garry Shandling and Brooke Shields (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Garry Shandling during 'Over The Hedge' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Catherine O'Hara and Steve Carell (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage)
Garry Shandling and Doris Roberts at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
Garry Shandling during 2006 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Aspen - Larry Sanders Tribute in Aspen, Colorado, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Sharon Stone and Garry Shandling during 2006 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 'Special Thanks to Roy London' at Victoria Hall Theater in Santa Barbara, California, United States. (Photo by Milan Ryba/FilmMagic)
Garry Shandling during The Comedy Festival - Honoring: Jerry Seinfeld - Show at Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc for HBO LA)
Chris Rock, Garry Shandling and Jerry Seinfeld during The Comedy Festival - Honoring: Jerry Seinfeld - Show at Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc for HBO LA)
Garry Shandling during The Comedy Festival - Honoring: Jerry Seinfeld - Show at Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc for HBO LA)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: Comedian Garry Shandling poses at the afterparty for the premiere of Universal Picture's 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' at the Cinerama Dome Theater on August 11, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: Actors Ben Stiller (L) and Garry Shandling pose at the afterparty for the premiere of Universal Picture's 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' at the Cinerama Dome Theater on August 11, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 6: (US TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Garry Shandling gives a speech at the 5th Annual Project A.L.S. Benefit Gala at the Westin Century Plaza Hotel on May 6, 2005 in Century City, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 3: Actors Kevin Nealon and Garry Shandling pose at 'Rock the Cure', an auction of 50 custon-made Gibson guitars, designed by celebrities and rock stars, to benefit The Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Hard Rock Cafe on May 3, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Garry Shandling and Brooke Shields during The John Varvatos 3rd Annual Stuart House Charity Benefit - Inside and Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for Full Picture - Los Angeles)
Garry Shandling and Jack Nicholson during 'Spanglish' Los Angeles Premiere - After Party at Sony Studios in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - DECEMBER 9: (US TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) (L-R) Actor Garry Shandling and President of Sony Production Doug Belgerd attend the after party following Los Angeles premiere of Columbia Pictures 'Spanglish' at the Sony Pictures Plaza on December 9, 2004 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- -- Air Date 09/27/2004 -- Episode 2786 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Garry Shandling during an interview with host Jay Leno on September 27, 2004 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Host Garry Shandling on stage during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
David Duchovny, Tea Leoni and Garry Shandling (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Jerry Seinfeld , Garry Shandling, Chris Rock and Jessica Seinfeld (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Brandon Lloyd and Garry Shandling during 'Against The Ropes' Premiere at Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Garry Shandling and Denis Leary during 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's...' - A Benefit Evening for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - 2003 - Show at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Garry Shandling during 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's...' - A Benefit Evening for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research - 2003 - Show at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Garry Shandling during 'Elf' Special Screening - Los Angeles at The Grove Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage for New Line Cinema)
405074 45: Actor/comedian Garry Shandling arrives for a party to launch the Tribeca Film Festival May 7, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Keith D. Bedford/Getty Images)
Garry Shandling during City of Hope Spirit of Life Dinner Honoring Edgar Bronfman Jr. - Show at Universal Studios Backlot in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Tea Leoni and Garry Shandling at the premiere of 'The Family Man' at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. 12/12/00. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.)
368905 01: Garry Shandling attends a performance by Eric Idle, May 5, 2000 at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, CA. (Photo By Jason Kirk/Online USA)
UNSPECIFIED - DECEMBER 11: Medium shot at hotel front desk of Warren Beatty as Mike Gambril signing chit of paper for woman while talking with Garry Shandling as Kip DeMay. (Photo by David James/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 11th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival - Awards Ceremony on January 15, 2000 at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Garry Shandling & Linda Fiorentino during 1999 Eric Clapton concert & Giorgio Armani fashion show in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NEW YORK CITY - FEBRUARY 4: Comedian Garry Shandling and actress Sarah Jessica Parker attend the Museum of Television & Radio Honors Dan Rather and Garry Shandling on February 4, 1999 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE 50TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Garry Shandling, Peter Tolan winners of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for 'Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series' during the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on September 13, 1998 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE 50TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS -- Pictured: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series HBO's 'The Larry Sanders Show' Garry Shandling during the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on September 13, 1998 (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jeff Bewkes & Garry Shandling during 1997 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Garry Shandling & Bette Midler during 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 2: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 17th Annual CableACE Awards on December 2, 1995 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 731 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor/Comedian Garry Shandling and actress Yasmine Bleeth during interview with Jay Leno on July 18/1995 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 8: Actor Garry Shandling attends a Special Reading of Alan Zweibel's Book 'Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner - A Sort of Love Story' to Benefit Gilda's House on September 8, 1994 at the Westwood Playhouse in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Garry Shandling, Michelle Garces Williams and Robin Williams (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 15th Annual CableACE Awards on January 16, 1994 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 26: Athlete Keith Jackson and actor Garry Shandling attend the 31st Annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Convention and Exhibition on January 26, 1994 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Television producer Michael J. Fuchs and actor Garry Shandling attend the 15th Annual CableACE Awards on January 16, 1994 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Garry Shandling and girlfriend Linda Doucett attend the 15th Annual CableACE Awards on January 16, 1994 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 15: Actor Garry Shandling attends the HBO's Television Comedy Special 'Comic Relief VI' to Benefit America's Homeless on January 15, 1994 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Garry Shandling, Linda Doucett and Jeffrey Tambor during 1993 Emmy Awards Governors Ball Party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Garry Shandling, Michael Fuchs, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actor Garry Shandling and girlfriend Linda Doucett attend the 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Beverly Hills Premiere on November 22, 1993 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 237 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Garry Shandling during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 1, 1993-- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tracey Ullman, Garry Shandling and guests during HBO's TCA 1993 at Ritz-Carlton in Pasadena, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Garry Shandling during HBO's TCA 1993 at Ritz-Carlton in Pasadena, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Actor Garry Shandling and actor Keenen Ivory Wayans attend the Hollywood Radio & Television Society's Newsmaker Luncheon: 'Comedy Royalty: Stand-Up Champions of Television' Panel Discussion on November 11, 1992 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 14: Actor Garry Shandling attends Sam Kinison's Funeral Service on April 14, 1992 at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 16: Actor Garry Shandling attends the HBO's Television Comedy Special 'Comic Relief V' to Benefit America's Homeless on May 16, 1992 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Actor Garry Shandling and girlfriend Linda Doucett attend 'The Fisher King' Beverly Hills Premiere on September 16, 1991 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 29: Actor Garry Shandling attends a performance of the play 'Love Letters' on May 29, 1990 at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 13: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 12th Annual CableACE Awards on January 13, 1991 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 18: Actor Garry Shandling attends the HBO Television Special 'Comic Relief III' to Raise Money for America's Homeless on March 18, 1989 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 21: Actor Garry Shandling attends the 32nd Annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 1990 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 18: Actor Garry Shandling and girlfriend Linda Doucett and actress Catherine O'Hara attend the HBO Television Special 'Comic Relief III' to Raise Money for America's Homeless on March 18, 1989 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 17: Actor Garry Shandling attends the Second Annual American Comedy Awards on May 17, 1988 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 10/27/1986 -- Pictured: (l-r) Bandleader Doc Severinsen, actor Martin Mull, guest host Garry Shandling -- Photo by: Wendy Perl/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 20: Actor Garry Shandling attends the Eighth Annual CableACE Awards on January 20, 1987 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 03/08/1981 -- Pictured: Comedian Garry Shandling performs -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
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The Larry Sanders Show star experienced shortness of breath and pain in his legs just a day before his death, People reports. Shandling spoke to a doctor friend about his symptoms, who stopped by that night to check on him, and when he still wasn't feeling well the next day, Shandling told his friend he was going to go to the hospital. He died the very same day.

The Coroner's Office confirms to ET that they did speak to the doctor in question during their investigation, but did not subpoena any medical records because he was not the primary care physician. The Coroner's Office has already reached out to Shandling's primary care doctor to request his medical history, but have been unable to obtain any medical records because Shandling has not seen the doctor in over a year.

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The iconic comedian's death has been a shock to Hollywood, and plenty of his famous friends have paid tribute to Shandling, including Kathy Griffin, Ricky Gervais, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars gather at Garry Shandling's house for a final game

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One last game of basketball at Garry's house to say goodbye.
love you uncle garry miss you like family
I'm 1 of many comics that can say it- he made us feel special til we believed it. My teacher my friend my Garry
Yesterday we lost our most brilliant comic mind & I lost the most generous loving mentor & friend. Who will I guard?
Regram @juddapatow. One last Sunday Game at Garry's. Adam McKay put it best, "Garry's 3rd show was putting together this family of friends." Not too bad to have three masterpieces in one life. I'm so grateful to have such a great group of friends that all loved Garry so much. We'll miss you forever.
A bunch of fans of Garry Shandling who were lucky enough to become friends of Garry Shandling. RIP brother I don't think you even realize how much you will be missed @craigsla @rejectedjokes @sarahkatesilverman @christophergartin @alexrichanbach @breckinmeyer @jessestern @bwash @ryanphillippe @paulinaslagter @sulimccullough
For the past 12+ years, I'd spend my Sunday's playing basketball at Garry Shandling's. It was one of those private amazing activities that I'd always look forward to. Yesterday, we played one last game in his honor. #ripgarryshandling #garryshandling #sulistrong
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