In an announcement that surprised…well, pretty much everybody, David Letterman has revealed that he'll be retiring from late-night television in 2015 – and there was no shortage of reactions from celebs and just regular ol' people on Twitter following the news. Below you can find a roundup of some of the best reactions.
David Letterman announces that he will retire next year. CBS frantically looking for someone named Jimmy.
– Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) April 3, 2014
David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.
– Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2014
Rank everybody on television during the length of his career – all fields, all styles. David Letterman ranks First. #DontRetire
– Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 3, 2014
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
Is Letterman leaving over the #HIMYM finale?
– Michelle Collins (@michcoll) April 3, 2014
– Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) April 3, 2014
Letterman broke the mold for not just Late Night, but TV itself. He's a vanguard- his influence is seen all over the dial today. What a run!
– Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 3, 2014
Letterman is retiring. Long live the king.
– Chris Gethard (@ChrisGethard) April 3, 2014
Obvi will miss Letterman and his gorgeous tooth scenario/general brilliance
– Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 3, 2014
Important to note: Letterman is not dead. That said, I will miss him and his program once he is gone…from late night TV
– Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) April 3, 2014
– Baker Machado (@BakerMachado) April 3, 2014
What's harder to wrap brain around: Dave Letterman retiring in 2015 or former REM bassist Mike Mills Tweeting it first?
– K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) April 3, 2014
– Kelly Aija Zemnickis (@AijaGreen) April 3, 2014
i'd rather not live in a world where david letterman isn't on tv
– Hrishi Somayaji (@HrishiSomayaji) April 3, 2014
Mr. Letterman, you have always been the best. I've had more fun on your show and you've been a class guy all the way. Enjoy ur final days.
– jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) April 3, 2014
– Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 3, 2014
Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon.
– Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 3, 2014