David Brenner Dead: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Comedian

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David Brenner in 1981

"He was such a huge part of why so many of us became comics," Paul Reiser tweeted of Brenner, who died Saturday at age 78.

Hollywood is mourning the death of comedian David Brenner.

Brenner, who was a favorite of Johnny Carson and appeared more times on The Tonight Show than any other guest, died Saturday of cancer. He was 78.

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After news of his death broke, many in Hollywood -- including several of his fellow comedians -- hit Twitter to express their grief over his death. Read some of the reactions below.

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