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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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46.

Tobias Merriweather    

Ummm TMZ folks? Uh yeahhhh, someone should update this article 'cause David passed away...

186 days ago
47.

bellagrazi    

I like David Brenner. Very talented guy. A lot of comedians looked up to him. Didn't realize he was married to Tai Babilonia. RIP, David.

186 days ago
48.

Mikey    

He's now dead on his death bed.

186 days ago
49.

ResidentOfMI    

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186 days ago
50.

Shoozie    

This man is one of the funniest men who ever lived!

186 days ago
51.

nof    

If true this is very, very, very, very, very bad news -

David Brenner changed things up -

Maybe greased the rails for Jerry Seinfeld.

Very upsetting - almost wish I hadn't of visited the page.

186 days ago
52.

bring back recent posts    

Awww...Rip , just heard he passed away past half hour, huh. No more suffering is on the bright side.

186 days ago
53.

Rocky    

Awww, I hope he can overcome this

186 days ago
54.

Machelle    

He passed away over an hour ago, unfortunately. TMZ just late as usual.

186 days ago
55.

HRH Prince Michael    

I recall as a child, seeing Mr. Brenner on all the talks shows, Johnny, Merv, Et Al
Great stand-up comedy, and quick-witted with
his hosts. Seemed like a friendly guy.

I humbly invite Everyone, to please pray for
Mr. David Brenner,

186 days ago
56.

August    

He's already dead...

186 days ago
57.

liberal racist    

i watched the clip and all i kept thinking about was johnny's huge dong under the desk.

186 days ago
58.

TippyToeLA    

So sad. I remember him growing up. I was never really sure why he was on the Carson show so much, because I never saw him in a movie or anything, but he was always a fun guest to watch.

186 days ago
59.

Tammy    

Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner's publicist.

186 days ago
60.

rotti    

מנוחה אין שלום

186 days ago
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