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David Letterman's Final Show Brings Tearful Farewell From Stars

21/05/2015 10:58 BST | Updated 21/05/2015 14:59 BST

Wednesday night was the last time comedy's biggest name would grace our screens, as David Letterman signed off 'The Late Show' for the final time.

From his first ever guest (Bill Murray) in 1982 to that time he interviewed Boris Johnson about the Islamic State, Letterman has been making the whole world laugh as a stalwart of US late-night TV.

Before the world's most committed satirist takes over the show, celebrities, brands and politicians who grew up watching Letterman took the opportunity to pay tribute.

#ThanksDave Late Show with David Letterman

Posted by Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Thank you, Dave. ❤️

Posted by Mindy Kaling on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#thanksDave <3

Posted by Zooey Deschanel on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

'The Late Show' is set to broadcast again under the stewardship of political satire genius Stephen Colbert, premiering for the first time in September 2015.

Here's a preview of what we're in for:

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