In the wake of comedian David Brenner's death from cancer on March 15 at 78, friends and fellow celebrities are remembering the Tonight Show favorite on social media through photos and memories of the late actor, including Fashion Police co-host Joan Rivers.
"RIP David Brenner. I adored him, and laughed more with him than anybody. Sad, sad, sad," wrote the 80-year-old. "Knowing David, he's now making the devil laugh."
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I always loved David Brenner and his awesome Philly accent. He will be missed. #100$inhissock
— Kevin Bacon (@kevinbacon) March 16, 2014
The late David Brenner on location with me in 1979. Man what a loss. Treat your pals like gold. pic.twitter.com/gWrrS8okgK
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) March 16, 2014
Brenner died peacefully at his New York City home surrounded by family, according to family spokesman Jeff Abraham. His last request? That $100 in small bills be tucked into his socks "just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going."
Just read that David Brenner passed away. He always made me laugh with his wry humor and kindness. He will be missed.
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) March 16, 2014
Sorry to learn about the passing of David Brenner – he appeared many times on my shows & was always very very funny – a grand guy
— Larry King (@kingsthings) March 16, 2014
Abraham also shared that Brenner's tombstone will read: "If this is supposed to be a joke — then I don't get it!"
my friend David Brenner passed 2day he wasa great comic & a great guy hes in the great comedy club in the sky.R.I.P
Condolences 2his family😢
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) March 16, 2014
David Brenner told me how he taught his friend Sonny Bono how to ski. I like to think they're having an interesting chat now.
— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) March 15, 2014
The Philadelphia-native appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson a record 158 times, more than other other guest in the history of the program. He also helped to direct and produce 115 TV documentaries and wrote 5 books, the latest of which was published in 2003.
He is survived by wife Ruth, sons Wyatt and Slade and one grandson.