David Letterman Announces Retirement

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This week David Letterman, long-time host of the Late Show with David Letterman, announced that he will be retiring from his position as host in 2015. Letterman told his audience during the Thursday night taping, “I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much” (Eonline).

Letterman has been hosting for 31 years and after telling his studio audience about his retirement he received a standing ovation. Countless celebrities have graced his stage over the years and took to Twitter after hearing the news to praise Letterman and his 31 years of entertainment.

#CelebResponsetoLetterman

Jimmy Kimmel: “David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.”

Ellen DeGeneres: “David @Letterman announced he’s retiring in 2015. It’s been 31 incredible years. Television won’t be the same without you, Dave.”

Colin Hanks “Important to note: Letterman is not dead. That said, I will miss him and his program once he is gone…from late night TV”

President Barack Obama “There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed.”

(Twitter info courtesy of Eonline)

Obama

We’re definitely going to miss the Late Show’s top 10 lists, which are always hilarious. A big thanks to David Letterman for providing us with so many laughs over the years, but we promise…retirement will be awesome. #ThanksDave

– by Amanda Sikoral

(Photos courtesy of Eonline)

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