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Celebrities react to Stephen Colbert taking over 'Late Show'

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The speculation is over: Stephen Colbert is officially replacing David Letterman as host of CBS’ Late Show after the longtime host retires in 2015. #CancelColbert worked after all! (Kidding. This has nothing to do with angry tweeters… probaby.)

Celebrities took to Twitter after hearing the announcement to express their congratulations — and their sadness that this means The Colbert Report is in its last days: “Congratulations to Stephen Colbert the person and condolences to Stephen Colbert the character,” Michael Ian Black tweeted.

See what other celebrities had to say below, and check back as we update this page throughout the day: