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Veteran broadcaster Tom Snyder has passed away.

The Tomorrow Show and Late Late Show host died Sunday at age 71 in San Francisco from complications associated with leukemia.

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58 comments to “R.I.P.”

  1. erika says – reply to this


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    dont know who that is, but thats sad`

  2. danielle says – reply to this


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    first

  3. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    Tom Snyder raped me

  4. Live From NY says – reply to this


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    Yes, I'm old enough to remember Dan Akroyd spoofing him on SNL

  5. Hope says – reply to this


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    I really enjoyed his talk show.

    RIP.

  6. Lucy says – reply to this


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    FIRST, and sad, but dont know who he is

  7. St.louis boogie says – reply to this


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    RIP..I don't even know who he is!

  8. kjrde says – reply to this


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    first johnny

  9. z says – reply to this


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    RIP

  10. robby says – reply to this


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    what'd he do?

  11. keysh27oh says – reply to this


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    So Sad

  12. taylor ! says – reply to this


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  13. kathyatf says – reply to this


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    Loved him. Rest in peace now…

  14. JET says – reply to this


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    Dan Akroyd doing the eulogy ???

  15. SELENA says – reply to this


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    JUST ANOTHER WHITE DEVIL DEATH, WHO FUCKING CARES?
    YOU KNOW WHY WHITE PEOPLES HAVE 50 TIME MORE CHANCE TO GET CANCER THAN OTHER RACES?
    BECAUSE THEY HAVE RACISM RUNNING THROUGH THEIR BLOOD.
    HISPANIC IS THE BEST RACE. LATINO FOREVER

  16. dave says – reply to this


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    selena/sly-people like you suck

  17. Courtney says – reply to this


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    R.I.P

  18. what says – reply to this


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    Selena, guess that means u will get cancer….talk bout a racist…you fit it to a T with your reply. Get a life woman! You and others like you are what keeps racism alive.

  19. Craig Burnett says – reply to this


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    Tom was a consummate professional, an amazing broadcaster, and a really nice guy. He was one of the old guard of broadcasting…scotch, smoking and scoops…he truly was "what you see is what you get."

    His kind are dwindling in the media, and we're all suffering for it.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Snyder. You're one of the reasons I got into the business, and you will be missed.

  20. mark says – reply to this


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    LATINA you're a cunt
    what kind of response is that re: racism..
    Look in the mirror you stupid cunt you're white too.

  21. mark says – reply to this


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    LATINA you're a cunt
    what kind of response is that re: racism..
    Look in the mirror you stupid cunt you're white too….

  22. Diva de la Mariposa says – reply to this


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    How sad…I always liked him…he wasn't too stuck up when interviewing people.

    My prayers are with his family.

    RIP

  23. AK says – reply to this


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    RIP!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Goldie says – reply to this


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    R.I.P. Tom

  25. Lola says – reply to this


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    I remember being young and staying up late to watch his show. I had to wait for my parents to go to sleep and sneak out and watch it on our one television. Now I have a television in every room. I wonder if Tom Snyder is to blame for that?

  26. Lloyd says – reply to this


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    R.I.P!

    and Perez, I think that you should DELETE selena's comment.
    I bet your proud that a latina is saying that kinda syuff though…
    It's annoying that white people are always the people who get called racist,
    but that twat can say what she wants.
    who agrees?

  27. Hugoboss says – reply to this


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    “Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air.” RIP Tom

  28. SarahWhit says – reply to this


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    Hey Perez, Ingmar Bergman also died today. How about a little nod to one of the most brilliant filmmakers ever?

  29. RIP Tom says – reply to this


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    Gosh, this man died! I hope that the people who wrote venemous comments are in some way kidding, because that is in poor taste.
    Tom Snyder was a great interviewer, and I enjoyed his latter show, The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder. RIP Tom!

  30. DirtyRatBastard says – reply to this


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    Tom was the consummate professional. Moreover, he had class. Unfortunately, his brand of class is not something that has rubbed off on today's media "professionals". Ironically, Tom had an intense dislike of gossip columnists, stemming from the unwelcome paring of he and Rona Barrett in 1980, effectively killing the Tomorrow Show that he helmed so diligently since 1973. With Tom Snyder, you know what you were getting, and you enjoyed it as it all happened. It's sad that today's generation is unfamiliar with Tom and his brand of folksy entertainment schmoozing. All the same, he will be missed by some of us who stayed up late enough to get to know him. Rest in Peace, Tom, and as you used to say: "Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air."

  31. QueenVelveeta says – reply to this


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    I adored Tom and his show. Good-bye, Tom.

  32. HB says – reply to this


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    ♥R.I.P♥

  33. bew says – reply to this


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    he will be missed. he was iconic, and as someone mentioned, "old-school". his generation of journalist/host didn't have to bargain with publicists for approved questions. it was more on "his terms" —-the way he interviewed. he was irreverent and didn't take himself too seriously. i haven't tear-up at the loss of a famous person in years and his passing has brought tears to my eyes.

  34. Lisa says – reply to this


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    RIP Tom Snyder, and your eyebrows. I mean did you ever watch those things? They had a life of thier own. He was an awesome guy, he will be missed!

  35. lj says – reply to this


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    I used to watch Tom Snyder as the anchor of the local NBC news in L.A. He was great and a one of a kind person. That job took him to higher things. He will be greatly missed. RIP.

  36. Mark says – reply to this


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    Bye Tom, in your words - "Fire up a Colortini and watch our pictures as they fly through the air." And as David Letterman has repeatedly said, "there was only one Tom Snyder, and he is a classy son-of-a-bitch."

  37. Fester says – reply to this


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    That sucks. Tom was a cool dude.

    RIP

  38. jimmy of thailand says – reply to this


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    I will tell my own personal TOM SNYDER story…

    Years ago, he used to smoke on camera, and this really annoyed me, as it set a really bad example for others… I wrote him so letters, he ignored them.

    Then one night/morning, I was watching his show, and I noticed some snot dripping out of his nose… I wrote him a letter about it, and told him how disgusting I thought he was.

    To my surprise, he read the whole letter ON THE AIR, saying things like, "I can't believe what this person wrote… he must be mentally deranged…he says he saw SNOT dripping from my nose on this show… " etc. It was pretty funny to me. Well, I think he came to his senses, and stopped smoking on air.

    I liked his show a lot, and thought he was a good guy… pretty hip actually.

    He will be missed.

  39. AO HO says – reply to this


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    PATTI SMITH, SEX PISTOLS, RAMONES ,IGGY POP ,,RUNAWAYS THE JAM
    JUST A FEW OF THE PUNK ROCK BANDS TOM HAD ON HIS SHOW.
    TOM WAS THE 1ST TO EVER HAVE A PUNK ROCKER ON ANY TV SHOW IN THE
    STATES.CHECK OUT THE TOM SNYDER PUNK ROCK DVD.
    AND TO SELENA.
    FUCK YOU. YOU UNWASHED CUNT.

  40. Rash Manly says – reply to this


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    Good night, Tom,
    you were always interesting
    and a cool guy.
    Thanks for the late nights.

  41. chimp says – reply to this


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    I used to watch him when I was your age. Great show.

  42. Dragon76 says – reply to this


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    Well, that's two now. They always go in threes.

  43. Bina says – reply to this


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    Waaah! He was awesome! Always had such great stories! Loved his shows and will miss that sexy voice!
    xoxox Tom!

  44. janet says – reply to this


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    feel so bad Did not know till I read it here. Loved his show he was greatand didn't get the recognition he deserved.

  45. froggimommi says – reply to this


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    That is soooo sad. I remember watching his late late show a few years back, and he was too funny!! RIP Tom!

  46. Sad says – reply to this


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    I had no idea his health was failing him. This is such sad news. He will be missed.

  47. dh931 says – reply to this


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    Loved him…he didn't kiss anyone's butt and asked the tough questions when no one else did. RIP

  48. sugarpuss says – reply to this


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    Rest in peace Tom. i'll always remember your interview of my idol, Patti Smith!

  49. meltz911 says – reply to this


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    He was the epitome of the word class. He was a very good person and jounalist.

  50. Dale says – reply to this


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    It happens because all the great ones are up in age. We also just hours ago lost Bill Walsh of the San Francisco 49ers!

    Trouble with losing all these stars and Vegas Headliners are there just isn't others following in their path!

    If you think back just few years how many we have lost and its sad!

    We have very few real news people or top name singers any longer!

    Where we had a handful of these people they now push hundrens out there with half the talent!

  51. morley says – reply to this


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    This is very sad…… Just seeing his picture makes me smile though. He was a class act and appealed to all ages.

  52. Genie says – reply to this


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    I became a fan when I was a teenager. I watched the "Tomorrow Show" and the "Late, Late Show".

    Tom will be missed!

  53. Mark says – reply to this


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    What's "sad" is someone posting here admitting that they don't know who Tom Snyder is. Well, in the amount of time it took you to type that message, you could have Googled Tom Snyder and learned as much as you would have needed to know about his contribution to the areas of journalism, radio and late night TV. For me, Tom's passing is an end of an era. He will be missed.

  54. a Snyder too says – reply to this


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    I wandered into his television farewell party at the Sky Bar years ago by accident. I got the total VIP treatment without realizing it was because he was having a party….the bouncers just saw Snyder on my i.d. and let my friend & I through for the party and drinks. Total crazy coincidence! It wasn't until I saw him that I realized what was going on & that's why I got into the private party(and I just thought it was bc I was looking extra fly ha!) It was so much fun & I always thought he would like to know he made it a memorable night.

  55. Kayla says – reply to this


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    One of the best shows ever on TV. LOVED LOVED the one on ones, and Toms' laugh I will remember forever. Used to watch J Carson monologue and then skip til Tom was on. Just hope someone will DVD his past shows so we remember what real celeb (on informative) TV is really about. Great respect for this man.

  56. AMO says – reply to this


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    I worked as a page when Mr Snyder had his show at CBS …. He was always so nice and a wonderful person to work for at Television City……God bless you, Tom….you and your family will be in my prayers.

  57. AO HO says – reply to this


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    KAYLA,
    CHECK OUT THE TOMORROW SHOW WITH TOM SNYDER PUNK AND NEW WAVE DVD.
    IT HAS ABOUT 6 OR 7 COMPLETE SHOWS.
    HE WAS ONE OF A KIND.

  58. luu luu says – reply to this


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    let the color-tinis fly through the air!