There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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Say it ain't so!
After 22 years as the host of the Late Show — it's time to bid David Letterman farewell!
And it seems we're not the only ones struggling with saying goodbye to the TV host.
And who's surprised?! The comedian has clocked in more than 6,000 broadcasts in 33 years while on television. WHOA!!
Since Dave couldn't have EVERY one of his former guests on during his final week, many were forced to say their goodbyes on social media — including Sia, Oprah Winfrey, Bette Midler, Jimmy Fallon, Betty White, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O'Brien, Backstreet Boys, Maroon 5, Seth Meyers, Mindy Kaling, Foo Fighters, and Andy Cohen, just to name a few.
WOW! David Letterman is saying goodbye…33 years of superb invention on his part and laughter on ours. That went so fast! I loved it!!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 20, 2015
Thank you, Dave. Love you. ❤️A photo posted by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on May 19, 2015 at 11:36pm PDT
Final time on this stage. Thanks Dave!A photo posted by Foo Fighters (@foofighters) on May 20, 2015 at 11:59am PDT
This was four years ago almost to the day and I will never forget what a thrill it was. Dave broke all the rules and completely re-defined the talk show for the modern era. There isn't a show on today that can't trace a piece of its editorial content to David Letterman. #ThanksDaveA photo posted by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on May 20, 2015 at 1:30pm PDT
Thank you @letterman for the laughs! You are the king of late night and will be missed. #noonelikelettermanA photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on May 20, 2015 at 8:25pm PDT
We're certainly going to miss you Dave, but we're definitely excited to see what Stephen Colbert will bring to the late night table!
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