According to a statement from his representatives, Letterman said he informed CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves that he would leave the show at the end of his contract.
The sudden announcement drew reactions from all around social media. Many different television and movie personalities tweeted their surprise and paid tribute to the late-night icon.
See their reactions below:
Obvi will miss Letterman and his gorgeous tooth scenario/general brilliance
“Y’know who does a wonderful David Landerman impersonation? Joe Piscopo.” — the CBS exec they can’t fire because of nepotism
- Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) April 3, 2014