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09/05/2014 10:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Late Night Hosts Pay Tribute To Joan Rivers: She Had Guts, Never Stopped Working & Made No Apologies

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It was an emotional night for late night hosts, as they all took time on their shows to pay tribute to Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday at the age of 81.

Jimmy Fallon's voice began to crack as he recalled having Rivers on his first episode of "The Tonight Show," and David Letterman praised the controversial comedian for making no apologies. "Talk about guts," he said, more than once.

Take a look at how all the late night hosts responded to the sad news:

Jimmy Fallon Talks Joan's Emotional Return To 'The Tonight Show'
(The video isn't available as a standalone clip, but Fallon's tribute can be seen in the episode starting around the 11:30 mark, after the monologue.)

Jimmy Kimmel Calls Joan A Pioneer For Everyone In Comedy

Conan & Chris Hardwick Remember Joan

Craig Ferguson Honors Joan's Fashion Policing

David Letterman Praises Her 'Guts'

"The Daily Show" Moment Of Zen

Seth Meyers Talks Joan's Work Ethic

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