Since then more tributes have emerged from other late night hosts.
Conan said thanks to Dave on his show and urged people to switch over to Letterman’s last show at 11.35pm during his 11pm programme on Wednesday night:
It’s not too often you see someone wanting to give away their viewers to a rival talk show on a rival network is it? It just shows the respect Conan has for Dave.
Late night newcomer James Corden paid tribute to David Letterman on his show The Late Late Show which aired directly after the finale.
He started off the programme with a cold open outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York with Sting and Corden sitting on stools across the street singing Every Breath You Take:
He then had a heartfelt tribute to Dave in his monologue saying how we turned to the Late Show quite recently when he was in New York in the Broadway show One Man Two Guvnors as he saw Dave as his TV pal when he was in his hotel room alone every night:
The tributes to Dave ran right the way through the entire episode with guests Halle Berry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan discussing Dave and the Late Show, including a clip of an early Halle Berry appearance being shown:
James even “brought back” the Top Ten list:
How could you sign off a Letterman tribute show? Dropping watermelons off the roof of course: