Twitter Pays Tribute To ‘Late Night’ Host David Letterman’s Mom, Dies Aged 95
Tributes are pouring in for Dorothy Mengering who sadly died yesterday.
The mom to Late Night host David Letterman has passed away at the age of 95.
Dorothy was a special part of the show for many years, consequently building a fan base of her own.
Letterman’s audience have remained very fond of “Dave’s mom”, who made her debut on the comedy talk show in 1986.
She made frequent appearances on the NBC program during her son’s staggering 33 years as host.
She’s perhaps mostly loved for the ‘Guess Mom’s Pies’ Thanksgiving feature.
David would chat with his mom over video call and guess what flavour pies she had made for the festivities; a true audience favourite.
The host’s spokesperson confirmed Dorothy’s passing last night.
Twitter is paying tribute to the star and sending its support to Letterman who was very close to his mother.
True Blood star Adina Porter sent her love to the TV host and his mom, saying,
My condolences #DavidLetterman on the passing of your mom, Ms Dorothy Mengering. 95! May she rest in peace
— Adina Porter (@AdinaPorter) April 12, 2017
Comedian Stephen Colbert, one of Letterman’s successors on the show, has also been quick to address the sad news, tweeting,
I'm so sorry to hear of Dorothy Mengering's death, and so grateful that Dave shared her with us.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 12, 2017
Dorothy worked closely with her son on Late Night with David Letterman for decades.
In addition to her cooking segment, she took on the role of the show’s correspondent at the Winter Olympics in 1994, 1998 and 2002.
Due to her popularity on her son’s show, her cookbook, Home Cookin’ With Dave’s Mom, was a huge success after its release in 1996.
It’s clear just how much Mengering adored her son, with her once praising him for his ‘good sense of humour’ to The New York Times.
Letterman is yet to comment on the loss of his mom since the news broke.
Watch an endearing snippet of one of Dorothy’s appearances on the Late Night show below: