New York, New York (AP) -- The violent conflicts so often associated with hip hop spilled over into the mainstream late last night, when widely recognized “Big Poppa” of the late night talk show world, David Letterman, was fatally gunned down while heading to his car.
There was one witness who did not see the crime, but did hear the late night perpetrator scream out, “you’re out too late at night this time Letterman!” Gunshots and Dave's screams were the sounds that followed.
Most speculate that the beef between he and Leno's Tonight Show crew is the reason for Dave’s fatal demise.
Jay Leno when hearing of the tragedy released this statement:
I sincerely hope the media doesn’t twist this story into something that will only cause more problems. The brief-but-impressive ratings spike a story like this will provide your network is not worth the lives that may be lost if I am forced to have to defend my family … and staff of writers.
I will say it once. I was not involved with Mr. Letterman’s violent death, and though our relationship was adversarial, I would always prefer to settle beef on the tube. Going mono-y-monologue as it were.
My heart and deepest condolences go out to his family.
And now … Kevin Eubanks and The Tonight Show band!!!
After the band played a few songs Mr. Leno flashed the “J-L” hand-sign that has become his trademark and left the building.
While Leno is the main suspect, there are some who say band-leader Max Weinberg of The Conan O’Brien show is worth investigating. If Letterman were rubbed out, Conan and Max would potentially be in line to take over, thereby not having to wait for Leno to retire.
While officials try to sort out the details of this harrowing tale of vengeful murder, Paul Schafer has started a tribute blog to Letterman called, "Dave the GOAT"
It can be found at this easy to type url: http://Dave_the_G_O_A_T.freeblogservice.com
Mr. Schafer will also be releasing a double-cd tribute album called, Sorrow Whispers. The album will feature guest appearances from: Nelly, Gwen Stefani, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani, Nelly, Kelly Clarkson and The Black Eyed Peas. The first 1000 customers get free bonus video of Lil’ Kim in jail. The last 1000 get bonus video of “Too Late with Adam Carolla”
Sorrow Whispers will be available on CD and in the iTunes music store tomorrow.
"Host the Late Show or Die Trying" t-shirts are available now on dave_the_g_o_a_t.com
The iLetterman model ipod is expected to be ready in time for the Christmas rush.
If you feel me, let off a couple shots, and spill a little liquor for Big Dave the Greatest Of All Time ...
5824 people are Googling "Sorrow Whispers" cause they like the lineup of artists