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'Tonight Show' Star David Brenner

On Death Bed

3/15/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0315-david-brenner-getty-02David Brenner -- who holds the record for number of appearances on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson -- is on his death bed  and people close to him say it's just a matter of days.

Sources close to Brenner say the 78-year-old comedian has cancer that has been aggressive ... spreading rapidly.

We're told Brenner slipped into a coma this week ... and doctors don't expect him to pull through.

David sat on Carson's couch 158 times ... and even hosted the "Tonight Show" a few times.

He was also a frequent guest on Howard Stern's radio show.




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4:00 PM PST -- Brenner's rep says the comedian passed away Saturday evening.

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Lucky_130    

Whats funny about this guy is I have never even heard of him

158 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

So sad, he was a funny guy.

158 days ago
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naue7    

you said the same about lil wayne about being near death and was being read his last rites

158 days ago
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Phantom    

Sad! I always enjoyed him. May God bless him.

158 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

158 days ago
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beatlescube    

I Hope He Goes Peacefully Thanks For The laughter

158 days ago
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Sin D    

Always on...always funny...always entertaining. He nailed it. One of the "old guard" ...unique and talented.

158 days ago
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sheesh    

Sad. Funny man.

158 days ago
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Franc    

Classic. One of the greats. A comic who led the way to a whole generation.

158 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

Sucks.

158 days ago
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Ace    

Couldn't they just take him off that bed.

158 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Good Riddance.

158 days ago
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JimmyB    

One of the best talk show guests...back when the talk shows were actually good.

158 days ago
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Keedee    

I've always loved David Brenner. I'm very sorry to hear this.

158 days ago
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jrm523    

Much love to his family ... nephew Eric, Nieces Claudia, Shelly, Enid. He is a VERY funny man, in regular life too. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, as a kid, and he was hilarious! Many prayers going to the Brenners.

158 days ago
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