Must-See Late Night Clip: David Letterman Remembers Robin Williams

‘I am sorry I, like everybody else, had no idea that the man was in pain and the man was suffering’

Must-See Late Night Clip: David Letterman Remembers Robin Williams (Mediaite)

David Letterman was off last week when the world learned of Robin Williams’ death, but when the Late Show host returned Monday night, he delivered a heartfelt 10 minute tribute to the actor, who appeared on his show an amazing 50 times over the last three decades.

The host recalled starting out in stand-up with Williams at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, saying, “We’re like morning dew; he comes in like a hurricane.” He remembered thinking, “They’re gonna have to put an end to showbusiness, because what can happen after this?” He also played a clip of the time he guest-starred on Mork & Mindy at Williams’ request.

“What I will add here is that, beyond being a very talented man and a good friend and a gentleman, I am sorry I, like everybody else, had no idea that the man was in pain and the man was suffering,” Letterman said at the end of his tribute.

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