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"The Colbert Report" aired its finale episode Thursday night, and after killing the Grim Reaper to become immortal, Colbert closed the show with a little sing-a-long.

And by little we mean an epic, over-the-top, celebrity-packed number deserving of the departing host.

Here he is performing "We'll Meet Again" with a slew of his pals in entertainment and politics including – among many others – Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Tom Brokaw, New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Cranston, Big Bird, James Franco, Michael Stipe, Barry Manilow, Christiane Amanpour, Andy Cohen, and Patrick Stewart.

And of course we all know when we will actually meet him again, as Colbert will be taking over the "Late Show" for David Letterman in 2015.

"I'm ending The Report and I was gonna say goodbye, but now that I'll live forever, who knows," he said.

At the end he took off in Santa's sleigh with Abraham Lincoln and Alex Trebek, because… why not?

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About a month ago we featured Frostie the Goat here on Cheezburger. Sadly, late Monday night Frostie became ill and passed not long after.

A blog post on Edgar's Mission reads:

Over the past 24 hours I have been consumed by a numbness, a numbness that has both protected and prevented me. Whilst is has protected me from a tsunami of pain, it has prevented me from writing this piece and only now in its subsiding can I type the words Frostie the Snowgoat has passed.

In the early hours of Monday morning the little champ told me he was not well as a rapidly expanding stomach screamed bloat. With Frostie's attending vet alerted and the administering of medications and massage commenced, the race was on to get my little buddy to her care and expertise in time. But alas this was not to be. As the little guy made his last gasps of breath he looked into my tear filled eyes as I begged him to stay, I told him I loved him and would do so forever more. It was not until I knew his spirit had passed that I would scream 'why' at the top of my lungs and sob inconsolably into his warm, sweet smelling white fur.

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Not sure if people even still watch his show, but it was a (good) run. He's looking for a new host... YouTubers go wild!

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Successful comedy writer and director Harold Ramis passed away early this morning in Chicago, due to complications stemming from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that causes swelling of the blood vessels. He was 69 Years old.

Ramis had a successful career behind and in front of the camera. He's known well for his "straight man" comedy roles in Stripes and the Ghostbuster series. Ramis has also written and directed many successful films such as Groundhog Day and Caddyshack, respectively.

He is survived by his wife Erica, his sons Julian and Daniel, his daughter Violet, and two grandchildren.

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Surrounded by her family, Shirley Temple Black died at the age of 85 late Monday at her home in Woodside, Calif., according to the Los Angeles Times.


The little girl in curls who defined an era of big screen entertainment and lifted the spirits of many during the Great Depression and who later grew up to be a diplomat will be missed by many.

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Leno may now have a tarnished legacy because of the entire Conan debacle, but seeing his goodbye was very genuine. After 22 years Jimmy Fallon will now be the face of The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers will take over Late Night.

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We've learned that the beloved fluffy cat, Colonel Meow has recently passed away. Our hearts go out to his family and minions.

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26 Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting (from left to right, top to bottom): Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel D'Avino, Olivia Engel, Josephine Gay, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu (no photo), Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Nancy Lanza, Jesse Lewis, Ana Marquez-Greene, James Mattioli, Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt.

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Oscar Niemeyer, the prolific Brazilian architect who changed the landscape of metropolises with his unique vision of international and modernist styles, passed away last night at the age of 104, according to local news reports. Throughout his career spanning over nearly eight decades, Niemeyer established himself as one of the most renowned visionaries in the field, particularly for his role as the mastermind of the architectural landscape during the construction of Brasilia in the early 1960s.

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Besse Cooper, the world's oldest living person on record, passed away last night at the age of 116. Born August 26, 1896, Mrs. Cooper grew up in Tennessee, graduated from East Tennessee State Normal School and worked as a certified school teacher in Tennessee and Georgia until 1929. At the time of her death, she had 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.



Farewell of the Day is a feature series that serves as the sad news bearer of notable departures, disappearances and deaths.

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In case anyone still cares about U.S. politics, Texas' longtime legislator and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul gave his farewell speech to Congress yesterday, as he prepares for retirement at the end of this year. Having spent 23 years of his life on the floor of the House of Representatives, the congressman had quite a bit of things to say and questions to raise (and rightfully so!) during his 48-minute long speech, the highlights of which have been summarized into a list article by The Atlantic. Some of the memorable questions included:

  • Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?
  • Why haven't we given up on the drug war since it's an obvious failure and violates the people's rights?
  • Why does changing the party in power never change policy?
  • Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?
  • Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there's such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do?



Farewell of the Day is a feature series that serves as the sad news bearer of notable departures, disappearances and deaths.

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Marty, the inspiration behind Nyan Cat, passed away last night after being diagnosed with Feline infectious peritonitis only a week ago, according to Chris Torres. In remembering his passing, Torres shared the story of Marty's life via his Twitter account and the homepage of Nyan.cat has been swapped with Sad Nyan Cat. Rest in peace, Marty.