Every Star Imaginable Took to Social Media to Celebrate David Letterman

by Zach Seemayer 9:48 PM PDT, May 20, 2015
Photo: Instagram

After 22 seasons, 4,262 episodes and tens of thousands of celebrity guests, it's no surprise David Letterman's departure from the Late Show is hitting a lot of stars pretty hard.

Actors, comics and musicians have been taking to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to share their congratulations and memories from their time on Letterman's show.

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Some even shared stories of how the 68-year-old TV personality influenced their lives and careers. For example, Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott tweeted: "A good 80% of why I wanted to do any of this was to one day sit on Letterman's couch."

Some stars didn't want to accept the reality of the situation. Jennifer Lawrence posted a photo begging Letterman not to leave.

#ThanksDave Late Show with David Letterman

Posted by Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Even his fellow late-night hosts encouraged their viewers not to miss his last episode.

Many celebrities just wanted to make it known that they appreciated all the laughs and good times from Letterman's long, groundbreaking career in late-night television.

Thank you, Dave. Love you. ❤️

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My last HA HA with Dave tonight. #ThanksDave

Posted by Oprah Winfrey on Friday, May 15, 2015

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Gonna miss this man something awful. #DAVE

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To my hero, David Letterman: You will be greatly missed in late night. Thanks for being so kind & generous to me over...

Posted by Sean Hayes on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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There will never be another @letterman. Many thanks for entertaining us with your sheer brilliance for over 30 yrs. @latenight #letterman #kingofcomedy #endofanera

Posted by Cary Elwes on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thank you @letterman for the laughs! You are the king of late night and will be missed. #noonelikeletterman

A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

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Tonight is the end of an era. #ThanksDave Late Show with David Letterman

Posted by Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our wonderful city won't quite be the same without David Letterman. #ThanksDave

Posted by New York Yankees on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Watching David Letterman as a teenager in Indiana changed my entire outlook on life. #thanksdave

Posted by Jim Gaffigan on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This truly is the end of an era, and it will be interesting to see how his successor, Stephen Colbert, does behind the Late Show desk.

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