Watch Stephen Colbert's Moving, Tearful Tribute to His Mother

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June 20 2013 9:29 AM

Watch Stephen Colbert's Moving, Tearful Tribute to His Late Mother

For those of you who missed it, Stephen Colbert opened his show last night with a moving tribute to his mother, Lorna Colbert, who died last week at the age of 92. "I know that it may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long," said Stephen, breaking character to eulogize his mother and fighting back tears. "But the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish, it only magnifies the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut."

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