David Letterman gave a heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams Monday.
The Late Show did not tape any new episodes in the days after the 63-year-old actor committed suicide, so Letterman assembled a touching 10-minute package that featured memorable clips from Williams' appearances on the program. The host also said he'd been friends with the Birdcage star for 38 years.
"Many things come to mind in a situation like this, and of course, more questions are raised than can possibly be answered," Letterman said. He then recalled meeting Williams at The Comedy Store in L.A., saying, "In those days, we were working for free drinks—some were working for more free drinks than others! What you would do is you would go on stage, you would do your little skits, and you would come off stage. And if there was a new guy coming on, you'd want to stick around and make fun of the new guy, because we were all worried that somebody else was coming in who was really funny."