Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute to the late Don Rickles

As he spotted the legendary singer and actor in the audience, he said: "I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion and I want to tell you, the cannon's acting was great". "I'm not good with this sort of thing".

And true to his word, Kimmel was tearing up.

Jimmy Kimmel also posted: "90 years with Don Rickles weren't enough. He knew "The Tonight Show" and Letterman and that's it", Kimmel explained.

"I was lucky to know him", Kimmel said.

He remembered a time when he met Rickles while out to dinner with Steve Buscemi more than 20 years ago.

"It was so exciting", he said. "I felt like I was in some kind of talk show host fantasy camp". N.J., and appeared often on late-night TV talk shows.

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After Kimmel's speech, the show played a video tribute to Rickles, with clips from the many appearances the comedian had on the show.

Rickles was one of the greatest comedians of all time, known for his sardonic charm and disdain for everything and everyone, earning him the nicknames Mr. Warmth and the Merchant of Venom.

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"He would always say, "Keep my name alive", Kimmel said, adding, "he was humble". It was very expensive. One of those is Jimmy Kimmel, who dedicated last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to the late comedian.

On "Late Night" Seth Meyers had his own Rickles story, which seemed a bit more in line with the public perception of him as king of the one-liners. "I got to know him well after that". Rather than doing a traditional opening monologue talking about the events of the day, he instead paid tribute to the wonderful Don Rickles. On The Late Show, Colbert recalled losing to Rickles at the Emmys, only to soon be embraced by the comic afterward. IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have recently passed away He went on to a career in films, television and standup comedy that spanned 55 years.

Jimmy Fallon also addressed Rickles' death while sitting down on the Tonight Show with former host Jay Leno, who said, "I love that whole generation of comics, Don, and of course Rodney [Dangerfield]". Our thoughts and prayers go out his family'. "A dear pal that we will all sorely miss".

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