Seinfeld was unable to hold back his emotions while discussing the late Shandling

By Naja Rayne
Updated June 30, 2016 08:45 PM
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld took on a heavier topic in the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Over burgers, shakes, and of course coffee, Seinfeld and filmmaker Judd Apatow discuss their mutual friend Garry Shandling who died in March.

“People responded at Garry’s memorial to you and Garry in a big way,” Apatow told the Seinfeld star, who teared up at the recollection. “There’s something about him that encompasses the human struggle. He was trying so hard to be happy, and to find peace, and to let go of his ego.”

Shandling, 66, suffered a heart attack in late March while inside his Los Angeles home, where he was able to reach a phone and call 911. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

In the 80s Apatow worked alongside Shandling on The Larry Sanders Show, for which the men worked as a director and an actor, respectively.