Leiner’s collaborator Ross Putman confirmed his death in a Facebook post, and described its cause as a long illness.
“If there’s one thing I can say about Danny the professional, it’s that he refused to let us settle for anything less than our best. He pushed us to do what he knew we were capable of,” Putman wrote.
“Harold & Kumar” stars John Cho and Kal Penn also remembered Leiner on Twitter.
“Danny was so sharp, so funny, and a great dinner companion. To his friends and family, my deepest condolences,” wrote Cho.
“He was such a funny, thoughtful, encouraging person,” Penn tweeted.
I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Danny Leiner, who became my friend when