Celebrities, comedians take to Twitter to say #ThanksDave

In this image released by CBS, David Letterman appears during a taping of his final "Late Show with David Letterman," Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. After 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists, David Letterman is retiring. (Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP)

NEW YORK (MEDIA GENERAL) – Fans from all walks of life took to Twitter this week to say #ThanksDave as David Letterman wrapped up his storied late-night TV career Wednesday night.

Letterman and his crew filmed the final episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman” to thunderous applause, and Twitter rang in unison, with the hashtag #ThanksDave trending throughout the night.

Celebrities, comedians and Letterman’s late-night brethren used the hashtag to say a few words of gratitude.

Even his competitors told fans to turn the channel to watch Letterman’s send off.

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