Must-see morning clip: David Letterman delivers moving tribute to Robin Williams, his friend of 38 years

The "Late Show" host told stories of Robin Williams: "He was like a hurricane"

Published August 19, 2014 1:45PM (EDT)

 David Letterman    (Screenshot/"The Late Show")
David Letterman (Screenshot/"The Late Show")

A week after the passing of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams, "Late Show" host David Letterman paid tribute to his friend of 38 years. The 10-minute segment includes entertaining stories and tearful moments.

Letterman remembered Williams' kindness -- getting him a part on "Mork & Mindy" -- and his incredible talent. Letterman described seeing Robin Williams for the first time at the Comedy Store: a "hurricane" of humor. He also showed a compilation of clips from the 50 times that Williams was a guest on "The Late Show." Watch below:

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