David Brenner dies of cancer at 78

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NEW YORK – Veteran comedian David Brenner has died.

He was a staple on the talk show Circuit in the 70s appearing on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” more than 150 times.

The Philadelphia native also performed in four HBO specials and wrote five books.

He began his career as a TV and documentary producer and didn’t try comedy professionally until he was 33-years old.

The comedian was battling cancer and died at the age of 78.

Brenner died at his home in New York with his family by his side.