Conan O’Brien, however, was in the middle of taping his late night talk show when the story broke.
Afterwards, he shared the news with his stunned live audience.
“I’m sorry to anyone in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news,” O’Brien explained. “This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and so upsetting on every level.”
“As funny as he was – he’s truly one of the all-time greats – he was even better as a person,” guest Will Arnett shared, “He was even more fantastic … one of the kindest guys that I’ve ever worked with … it’s a major, major loss for everybody.”
Watch the somber moment below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles