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From The Root:

Actor David Smyrl, known for his role on Sesame Street as Mr. Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper’s Store, has died at the age of 80.

Smyrl died of complications from lung cancer at the Lankenau Medical Center outside Philadelphia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cheryl Smyrl said her husband was diagnosed with lung cancer in January.

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From Variety:

Comedian, actor, writer and producer Garry Shandling, known for “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show,” died Thursday, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed. He was 66.

A spokesman for the LAPD said they received a 911 call from Shandling’s home on Thursday, saying the comedian suffered from a “medical emergency.” He later died at an L.A. hospital.

Shandling wasn’t known to be suffering from any illnesses, and just a few days ago retweeted Kathy Griffin’s photo of himself, her and Bob Odenkirk.

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