WATCH: Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute to His Late Mother

by gradycarter


On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert broke character on The Colbert Report to honor his mother, who passed away last week at the age of 92. Viewers were greeted by a somewhat more muted Colbert, who paid tribute to his late mother for four minutes in the opening moments of last night’s show. Colbert had recently taken a brief hiatus due to the passing of his mother.

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The comedian best known for his punditry spoke fondly of Lorna Tuck Colbert, who was born in Larchmont, New York and had eleven children with Colbert’s father. Holding back tears, he spoke of his mother’s life and how she had managed to endure the death of her husband, brother and three of her sons without ever becoming bitter about the tragedies. “Her love for her family and her faith in God somehow gave…

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