Stephen Colbert is fighting tears in a moving memorial tribute

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Stephen Colbert fought back tears as he ended Monday’s episode of CBS’ The Late Show with a black title card paying tribute to his late, longtime executive assistant Amy Cole, who had died the day before in New York following a brief illness.
Cole had been battling cancer, according to colleagues who posted tributes on social media, and had been undergoing treatment at Manhattan’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital.
At the end of Monday’s episode, Colbert turned very serious as he prepared to say his goodnight.
“That’s it for The Late Show,” the host said before appearing to struggle to hold back tears.
Colbert stared into the camera as if trying to find words, tapped his desk, and then offered an abrupt “good night.” After Colbert exited the set, the memorial title card appeared reading, “Dedicated to our dear friend Amy Cole, 1970-2024.” The 53-year-old Cole, a Houston native, died March 31.
According to her obituary, she left Houston for New York City in 2002, beginning a TV career as a production assistant and executive assistant on such shows as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Her obituary states, “Working with Colbert for 16 years was more than a job to Amy.
“Words cannot measure how big a loss Amy Cole is to this world,” Late Show director and producer Jake Plunkett posted on X/Twitter.

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Refusing to cry, Stephen Colbert closed Monday’s episode of CBS’s The Late Show with a black title card honoring his late, beloved executive assistant Amy Cole, who passed away in New York the previous day after a brief illness.

As per the tributes shared by his colleagues on social media, Cole was fighting against cancer and receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan.

Colbert became very serious as he was about to bid his friends good night at the end of Monday’s episode. “That concludes The Late Show,” the presenter stated, seeming to find it difficult to contain her tears. Colbert abruptly said “good night” after tapping his desk and appearing to be at a loss for words as he looked into the camera. “.

The memorial title card that said, “Dedicated to our dear friend Amy Cole, 1970-2024,” appeared after Colbert left the set. “.

Cole, a native of Houston, 53, passed away on March 31. She started a TV career as a production assistant and executive assistant on shows like Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Colbert Report, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, after moving from Houston to New York City in 2002, according to her obituary.

According to her obituary, Amy considered her 16 years of employment with Colbert to be more than just a job. It offered her a goal and a chance to prove to all those involved that she was an amazing team player. Her entire Late Show crew loved her, and they will all miss her terribly. “.

Her parents, two sisters, and other members of her extended family are among the survivors. Her friend list is too large to even begin to estimate, according to the obituary.

“There are no words to express the immense loss that Amy Cole has caused to this world,” producer and director of Late Show Jake Plunkett wrote on X/Twitter. “Damn cancer. “.

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