The legendary comedian announced he's retiring from hosting Late Night With David Letterman during a taping of his show today. Letterman's last episode will air in 2015.
After breaking the retirement news, the 66-year-old told his audience, "I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much."
Needless to say, celebrity fans like Jimmy Kimmel, Lena Dunham and Ellen DeGeneres quickly took to Twitter to share their reactions to the news. Some even offered replacement suggestions! Read on to find out what celebs are saying about Letterman's retirement.
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
Jimmy Kimmel: "David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was."
Ellen DeGeneres: "David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave."
Lena Dunham: "Take the ball and run with it, CBS! But I'm putting in an early vote for @unfoRETTAble" and "Obvi will miss Letterman and his gorgeous tooth scenario/general brilliance"
Billy Eichner: "Late Show with Merritt Wever."
Take the ball and run with it, CBS! But I'm putting in an early vote for @unfoRETTAble? Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 3, 2014
Colin Hanks "Important to note: Letterman is not dead. That said, I will miss him and his program once he is gone...from late night TV"
Ann Curry "David Letterman announces his retirement from the Late Show after more than 32 years and nearly 6,000 episodes. #LoveLetterman"
Barack Obama "There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed."
Donald Trump "Letterman has announced his retirement--he is a great guy! @Letterman"
Al Roker "CBS late night host David Letterman, 66, announced that he's retiring in 2015 during a taping for tonight's show."
Ricky Gervais "Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon."
Nick Cannon "Tune in tonight to see what David Letterman thinks about my WhitePeoplePartyMusic @LateShow"
(That last one was unrelated but funny nonetheless.)