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David Letterman: Obama, celebs react to retirement

Shortly after iconic CBS late-night host David Letterman announced his plan to retire in 2015, Twitter reaction began to pour in from a wide-range of celebrities – and even President Obama – reflecting on the comedian’s legacy. See a selection of those tweets below (more to come):

https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/451842640921628672/

https://twitter.com/jimmykimmel/status/451821500941606912

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/statuses/451830783981133824

https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/statuses/451831663639535616

https://twitter.com/Andy/statuses/451825810245427200

https://twitter.com/ArsenioHall/status/451849434779750401

Arsenio Hall also sent a longer statement to EW: “David Letterman is a legend. I have had the unique pleasure of watching him as a fan and competing against him as a fellow host. He has set a standard for comedy in late night that I strive to achieve every single day. When I decided to come back to late night and compete against Dave, I received a phone call asking me to be a guest on Dave’s CBS show for the first time. Dave put me on his show 72 hours before I debuted. Dave showed that the only thing that matches his comic genius is his class. Late night might fill his time slot but it can never fill the void he will leave behind. He is simply the best.”

https://twitter.com/DrOz/status/451843853436612608

https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/451844293150670848

https://twitter.com/lenadunham/status/451829407343452160
https://twitter.com/AnnCurry/status/451828288567005184
https://twitter.com/ColinHanks/status/451834169597755392
https://twitter.com/AlbertBrooks/status/451832985470631937
https://twitter.com/pattonoswalt/status/451837543210688512
https://twitter.com/rejectedjokes/status/451854873701531649
https://twitter.com/SteveMartinToGo/status/451854095037378560
https://twitter.com/BillyCrystal/status/451855630085935104
https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/451849130034200577/

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