With David Letterman announcing his retirement from Late Show in 2015, many stars took to social media to pay homage to the comedian who has been a Titan of late night since 1993.
"David Letterman is a legend," said fellow late night host Arsenio Hall. "I have had the unique pleasure of watching him as a fan and competing against him as a fellow host. He has set a standard for comedy in late night that I strive to achieve every single day. When I decided to come back to late night and compete against Dave, I received a phone call asking me to be a guest on Dave's CBS show for the first time. Dave put me on his show 72 hours before I debuted. Dave showed that the only thing that matches his comic genius is his class. Late night might fill his time slot but it can never fill the void he will leave behind. He is simply the best."
"Dave's the greatest," said Jimmy Fallon. "One of the true innovators in TV history. He's made all of us better."
David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 3, 2014
I can't believe David Letterman has announced his retirement--he is a great guy! @Letterman— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2014
I have the feeling when Letterman walks, we'll never see him on TV again. He won't be bothered with it. http://t.co/CKe0bLJFnH— Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) April 3, 2014
I love Letterman but I am really excited about what this could mean for the diversification of late night. Trying not to be a pessimist...— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 3, 2014
Rank everybody on television during the length of his career - all fields, all styles. David Letterman ranks First. #DontRetire— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 3, 2014
Letterman broke the mold for not just Late Night, but TV itself. He's a vanguard- his influence is seen all over the dial today. What a run!— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 3, 2014