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.
That’s not all who stopped by to honor their friend! Breckin Meyer, Kevin Nealon, Richard Lewis, Jesse Bradford, and Ben Schwartz also shot some hoops to say goodbye.
Apatow shared a photo of the group (above) on Instagram, writing:
“One last game of basketball at Garry’s house to say goodbye.”
Earlier in the weekend, a part of the group paid tribute to Shandling over dinner at Craig’s in El Lay!
Bradford shared a photo of the meal on Instagram:
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 @sulimcculloughA photo posted by @jessebradford on Mar 25, 2016 at 1:22pm PDT
In another heartfelt tribute to her mentor and friend, Sarah shared a throwback photo of herself and Shandling taking a break from one of the classic basketball games, posting:
I’m 1 of many comics that can say it- he made us feel special til we believed it. My teacher my friend my GarryA photo posted by @sarahkatesilverman on Mar 28, 2016 at 7:00am PDT
Coming to grips with loss is always hard, but it’s clear even in passing Garry is surrounded by people who will always love him.
[Image via Instagram.]