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David Letterman presenting the 'Late Show'

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The death of Osama Bin Laden was a prominent topic of discussion during Monday evening's late night talk shows.

David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel were among those who referenced the death of the world's most wanted man.

Bin Laden's demise was announced by President Barack Obama in a televised address at around 11pm ET on Sunday evening.

"You folks seem like you're in a good mood," said Letterman to his audience. "Did something happen? Did you folks enjoy the Osama Bin Laden season finale? We finally killed Bin Laden. Boy, that didn't take long."



He also used his Top 10 list of the night to reveal the terrorist's 'Top 10 Final Words', which included "My horoscope says big surprises are in store", "I'm not sure I want to live in a world where Fast Five is the number one movie", and 'Oh, crap!"



Over on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the host poked fun at the fact Sunday night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice was interrupted on the East Coast to make room for the presidential address by pretending to give a press conference as Donald Trump.

"I don't know about you, but to me the message is clear," he said in character. "President Obama is so scared of me and desperate for attention that he felt the need to hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden in the middle of my show. Classic Obama move."

He added: "Mr President, you mean to tell me that all the times you had to bring the most wanted man in the world to justice you had to do it in one of the most exciting boardrooms in the history of Apprentice?"



The delay to Celebrity Apprentice was also referenced by Conan O'Brien, who joked: "The news of Osama Bin Laden's death interrupted last night's Celebrity Apprentice, which begs the question: How do we kill Bin Laden again next Sunday?"

He also quipped: "Terrific news. The world's most wanted man, Osama Bin Laden, is dead, which means now the official number one threat to America is the KFC Double Down. That's what will get us in the end."



Over on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno began his monologue by saying: "It looks like President Obama has a new campaign slogan - Yes I did!"



Meanwhile, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host also referenced Donald Trump in his assessment of events, joking: "On the same night Obama was ordering the Navy to kill Osama Bin Laden, his potential opponent in 2012, Donald Trump, was busy firing Playmate of the Month Hope Dworaczyk." He also played a mash-up video comparing Obama's statement to the most-recent episode of the NBC show.



Kimmel, who joked that news of Bin Laden's fate was the first Twitter death rumour to actually be true, also previewed a trailer for the new movie Weekend At Bin Laden's, which revolves around the Navy Seals taking a dead Bin Laden for one final weekend of fun before burying him at sea.

"Buried at sea means dumped in the ocean," added Kimmel. "Now I won't feel so guilty about peeing in the water when I go to the beach."



Over on The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson celebrated by saying: "It's a great day for America everybody!" before talk turned once again to Donald Trump. "President Obama must be very happy," he said. "He finally took down his arch enemy. I'm talking of course about Donald Trump.

"The presidential announcement interrupted - he must have timed it - Celebrity Apprentice. 'Well Mr President it's been nine years but we've finally got him! When do you want to make the announcement?' 'Give me a minute… We'll just wait another 30 minutes. I have an idea…'"



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