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Jimmy Fallon and fellow late night hosts pay tribute to David Bowie

All day Monday, the world mourned the sudden passing David Bowie. And after the sun set, TV's late night hosts took their turn.

Few mentions were more touching than "The Tonight Show's" Jimmy Fallon, who called the rock icon a "one-of-a-kind singer, songwriter, actor, fashion icon, mad genius."

Fallon also said Bowie had "one of the greatest senses of humor of anyone I've ever met," adding that they would sometimes email jokes to each other.

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"I was trying to think of something funny to say, but it wouldn't come out right," Fallon admitted. "So I'm just going to email you, David Bowie, and if you can check your email in space or heaven or wherever you are, you don't have to email me back."

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(Fallon fans will recall that back in his "Late Night" days, the host sent-up Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona with a character called Tebowie, a combination of Bowie and former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.)

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Meanwhile, on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," musical guest El Vy teamed up with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human for a crisp take on Bowie's 1983 hit "Let's Dance":

On "Conan," host Conan O'Brien took an extended moment to remember Bowie.

"In my experience he was also an incredibly nice person, he was fun, he was always funny," O'Brien said before launching a series of clips from his interviews with the Thin White Duke over the years.

Meanwhile, "The Late Late Show's" James Corden sent out tweets expressing his affection for Bowie:

As Fallon said while holding up Bowie's last album "Blackstar," released Friday, "Play it loudly, and just thank him. Thank you, thank you, thank you, David Bowie."

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