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David Letterman announced during a taping of his Late Show
on Thursday that he is set to retire in 2015
According to Yahoo
, Letterman addressed the audience at the taping of the show, saying that he phoned the network owner, and said, "Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring."
"We don't have a timetable for this precisely down - I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not-too-distant future, 2015 for the love of God" .
Letterman, whose career has already spanned over 30 years, reiterated his thanks to the network and all those who have worked with him and the network over the years. He also thanked those who worked within the theater where it is recorded.
Fellow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has been on twitter to comment on Letterman's retirement:
The move comes just weeks after his rival host, Jay Leno, retired, with Jimmy Fallon taking his place.
Letterman, who is celebrating his 67th birthday next week, has been nominated
for 52 Emmy's and has won 7. There has been no date set for his official retirement, but we wish him all the best, both in his remaining time on television and in his retirement.
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