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Jay Leno Delivers Tearful Goodbye on Final ‘Tonight Show’ – Video

After 22 years as host of The Tonight Show, a run that included its fair share of euphoric highs and controversial lows, Jay Leno hosted his final episode last night.

In this tearful, heartfelt goodbye, Leno discusses what The Tonight Show has meant to his life, particularly how the show helped him through a string of family deaths that threatened to plunge him into depression. He then throws to a performance from his final musical guest, Garth Brooks, to bring his final episode to a close. It’s a truly touching farewell, and a poignant way to end a run that has lasted over two decades. Say what you will about Leno, but Jimmy Fallon has some big shoes to fill. You can watch the full video of Jay Leno’s farewell below:

Jay Leno Delivers Tearful Goodbye on Final 'Tonight Show' - Video

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