But friends who were closest with The Larry Sanders Show star honored him the best way they knew how — with a game of basketball!
On Sunday, Judd Apatow, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Bill Maher, Jeffery Tambor, and Ryan Phillippe were a few celebs who stopped by Shandling's Mandeville Canyon home to play a pick up game — a long-standing tradition that the comedian would host every weekend.
The brunette shared a sweet photo with her former flame and penned a heartbreaking caption in his memory.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
"My deepest love goes out to those who saw jose as more than an athlete, but as a passionate, raw human being. The heart break is unbearable. There was so much more to him than anyone could even begin to understand. I'm fortunate enough to have loved and be loved by jose, and his family, for over 3 crazy beautiful years."
Miz Mendoza admitted she will always love the 24-year-old, and told her followers to never take moments with their loved ones for granted, adding: