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David Brenner Dead - Comedian & 'Tonight Show' Favorite Dies at Age 78

David Brenner Dead - Comedian & 'Tonight Show' Favorite Dies at Age 78

David Brenner, most known for his 158 appearances on Johnny Carson‘s The Tonight Show, has died at the age of 78.

The comedian and actor passed away after losing his battle to cancer on Saturday (March 15).

Brenner died peacefully at his home in NYC surrounded by his family at his side,” David‘s rep shared in a statement to THR.

During his lifetime, David wrote five books and also starred in 1989 romantic comedy Worth Winning.

David is survived by his partner Tai Babilonia and his sons Cole, Slade, and Wyatt.

We send out our thoughts and prayers to David‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • GFW

    He can’t be forgotten. Wow, you know? We’re out here living our lives thinking all about is all that and someone we loved who brought so much enjoyment into our lives slowly loses his life like this. His legacy will life on. What is yours? Do you care? In a way I do but can can for certain I’ve anything in place to be remembered by but he does.

  • jd

    One of the best. RIP

  • Dave

    @GFW: Gibberish.

  • sy

    I believe David made more appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson than anyone else, as well as serving as a guest-host 75 times!! He was a very funny guy …. sad.

  • RIP David

    Yes, David was funny back in the day. At least, he lived a good long life and didn’t leave the world too prematurely. I only found out a few years ago that he was in a relationship with Olympic pairs skater Tai Babilonia (remember Tai and Randy?). That really surprised me. I guess David and Tai were planning to marry at one point, but it never came about. Either way, they were still together and must have been happy. I didn’t know he’d had 3 sons. Good that he had the love of family, as well as love from all his fans surrounding him.

  • cara

    Other sites are saying that he and Tai married in 2011.

  • duh

    He’s been around forever but for some reason I thought he was in his early 60′s. He will be missed. RIP.

  • hmm

    @cara: Hope they married. There is some good from marriage, especially when you or your partner dies. You need to be married to have some legal say-so. A lot of people who never wanted to marry end up doing it for that very reason.

  • Jonebl

    David Brenner was one of the funniest guys to walk this earth. The stories about his family and growing up infused with great humor. RIP

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