Comedian David Brenner Dead At 78 After Cancer Battle (VIDEOS)

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David Brenner & Tai Babilonia pics

Legendary comedian David Brenner has passed away at the age of 78.

Brenner reportedly slipped into a coma this week before passing away on Saturday afternoon at his home in New York, with his family by his side.

His publicist confirmed the sad news of his death.

Brenner, who was a favorite on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer.

David is known for his sarcastic sense of humor and multiple appearances on the late night show. The funnyman appeared on “The Tonight Show” around 158 times. He also hosted the show several times.

David Brenner on Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

David had a career as a writer, producer and director before going into comedy. He earned an Emmy award for his work in 115 documentaries for television.

David Brenner said of his career, “I want to make as many people laugh, as heartily as they can, for as long as I can.”

David was married to actress Elizabeth Slater for a year until their split in 2001. They had sons Slayde and Wyatt and he had another son named Cole from his relationship with a former girlfriend.

Brenner tied the knot to figure skater Tai Babilonia since 2011.

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