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Garry Shandling's Doctor Refuses To Sign Death Certificate — So Coroner Launches Investigation

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This is unexpected!

Just like how Garry Shandling died unexpectedly two days ago, apparently the comedian's personal doctor was so caught off guard by the death that he now is refusing to sign the certificate!

Related: Celebs Mourn Shandling's Death On Twitter

According to media reports, Shandling's primary physician has abstained from signing the celeb's official death certificate because he has "no idea" how the comedian died, and as far as he knew, Garry had been in good health.

Because the doctor can't in good conscience sign the doc, that means the Los Angeles County Coroner now has opened an official death investigation to determine the cause of Shandling's passing.

That includes the coroner taking blood work from the emergency room where Shandling had been when he was pronounced dead, and the government officials have also taken records from the comedian's doctor.

As far as we know, Shandling still likely died from a massive heart attack — and this official death investigation is only procedural, since the celeb's doctor can't independently determine the health status or cause of death.

Guess we'll see…

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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