Late-Night’s Kimmel, Colbert, Fallon and Meyers Pay Tribute to Don Rickles
‘There will never be another Don Rickles,’ Jimmy Kimmel said. ‘He was probably the greatest talk-show guest of all time.’
Comedian Don Rickles appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live at least 15 times over the course of the past decade, including what turned out to be his last ever late-night guest spot this past October.
When news of Rickles’ death at the age of 90 broke earlier Thursday, Kimmel was one of the first comedians to tweet his condolences. The two men had a special bond, as could be seen on Kimmel’s face, which filled with laughter and delight every time he was in Rickles’ presence.
90 years with Don Rickles weren’t enough. One of the sweetest and most lovely people I had the pleasure of knowing. We miss you already
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 6, 2017
It was no surprise that Kimmel took time out of his monologue Thursday night to say a few words about his friend. “There will never be another Don Rickles,” he said. “He was probably the greatest talk-show guest of all time.” With that, he presented a compilation of his favorite moments with “the one, the only, Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles.
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