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David Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams

David Letterman and Robin Williams. (Reuters file photo)

David Letterman and Robin Williams. (Reuters file photo)

Late night host David Letterman added his tribute to his friend and fellow comedian Robin Williams on Monday night by showcasing a montage of the actor's appearances on his show.

The Good Will Hunting star passed away on August 11, at the beginning of a week of The Late Show repeats, and when Letterman returned to air on Monday night, he dedicated a 10-minute segment to the late star.

Letterman spoke about his 38-year friendship with Williams, revealing the actor cast him in an episode of his TV comedy Mork & Mindy.

He said, "Even in the old days, he was kind enough to ask me to appear on the Mork & Mindy show. He did it only because he was trying to help other fledgling, starting-out comics... but he gave me a job...

"Robin was kind of enough to invite me on because he thought, 'Why can't I spread this around to my friends?' And that's exactly what he did."

Letterman closed his tribute with a montage of Williams' appearances on the late-night programme showcasing the actor's funny moments on the show. Williams appeared on The Late Show over 50 times.

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