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Last Laugh! Inside The Garry Shandling Memorial: Kathy Griffin & Friends Say Goodbye

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Mar. 28 2016, Updated 5:58 p.m. ET

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Garry Shandling died on March 24 at age 66 and his friends – including Kathy Griffin, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Ryan Phillippe and Albert Brooks – gathered at the late comedian's L.A. home for a star-studded memorial on Sunday, where they played basketball and shared their favorite memories. Click through eight sad photos as RadarOnline.com exclusively reveals details of their final goodbye.

EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY***NO TV until 8pm PST*Kathy Griffin looks sombre as she leaves a memorial for Garry Shandling held at his home in Los Angeles, California.

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Griffin and her boyfriend Randy Bick were photographed leaving Shandling's home yesterday. According to a close friend of Griffin's, "Garry was one of the only people that could make Kathy laugh and he helped her tremendously with her career."

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EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY***NO TV until 8pm PST*Kathy Griffin looks sombre as she leaves a memorial for Garry Shandling held at his home in Los Angeles, California.

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"Kathy and Garry have been friends since the 90's and, of course, she is devastated by his loss," the insider said.

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EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY***NO TV until 8pm PST*Kathy Griffin looks sombre as she leaves a memorial for Garry Shandling held at his home in Los Angeles, California.

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The memorial service, which was attended by roughly 40 close friends, "was more of a celebration than it was a super sad thing. They were all a very tight group and will always be, but Garry was kind of the glue that kept them together," said the source.

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EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY***NO TV until 8pm PST*Kathy Griffin looks sombre as she leaves a memorial for Garry Shandling held at his home in Los Angeles, California.

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The group that gathered at Shandling's L.A. mansion included Griffin, 55, Apatow, 48, Silverman, 45, Phillippe, 41, Breckin Meyers, 41, Bill Maher, 60, Jeffrey Tambor, 71, and more. Nothing like a star-studded goodbye!

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EXCLUSIVE: **PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE RATES APPLY***NO TV until 8pm PST*Kathy Griffin looks sombre as she leaves a memorial for Garry Shandling held at his home in Los Angeles, California.

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Brooks looked somber as he left the memorial for man he reportedly considered to be one of his best lifelong friends.

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On Friday, just days after Shandling died of a massive heart attack, friends gathered at dinner and posted this photograph on Instagram. The caption read, "An amazing showing for a man who was not only a part of the Thursday's boys dinner, he may be the reason this amazing group of friends has been meeting for close to 500 Thursdays in a row. Great respect for a kind and incredibly talented man."

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The source told Radar, "The hardest thing for everyone to understand is why Garry had to go first. He was such a light in so many lives and that is how everyone wanted to remember him."

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"After one last game of basketball at his house, which was a tradition, they went around and shared the one funniest moment that they will remember Garry by. There was a lot of laughing and a lot of tears, but everyone got the closure that they wanted from this," said the source.

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