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Garry Shandling Made Deal to Bring 'The Larry Sanders Show' Back to HBO Shortly Before His Death

by Alex Ungerman 11:29 AM PDT, March 25, 2016
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The Larry Sanders Show is coming back to HBO.

ET can confirm that shortly before his tragic death at age 66 on Thursday, Garry Shandling completed a deal to bring his beloved show exclusively to the network and its streaming sites, HBOGo and HBO NOW.

"Garry ushered in the modern period of original programming at HBO with his brilliant masterpiece, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO said in a statement. "All of us at HBO have a special place in our hearts for him not only for his enormous talent but for his kindness and decency. We will miss him terribly."

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The Wrap first reported that the Sony Pictures Television-owned series -- which starred Shandling as the host of a fictional late-night talk show, and aired from 1992-'98 on HBO -- would be brought back to the premium cable channel. It was previously available on Sony-owned Crackle, but was removed earlier this year when the video streaming site lost the rights.

On Friday, the actor's publicist, Alan Nierob, told ET that Shandling had no history of heart problems, but that doctors believe he died as the result of a heart attack.

WATCH: Garry Shandling Dead at 66

A coroner previously told the Associated Press that the cause of death was believed to be natural causes, and that no autopsy was currently planned.

Meanwhile, fans and loved ones are still reeling from Shandling's death. Former co-star Goldie Hawn spoke to ET on Thursday night about losing her friend.

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"I'm not as happy tonight, let's put it that way," Hawn told ET at a gala for the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. "I'm gonna miss him."

Watch the video for more messages of love and mourning for the late comedian.

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