David Letterman’s mother, who was a frequent guest on his late-night talk show — usually via satellite from her home in Indianapolis — has died. Dorothy Mengering, 95, reportedly died Tuesday at her home.
“Mengering became a bit of a pseudo celebrity in the ’90s when her son hosted ‘The Late Show With David Letterman,’ after appearing in multiple segments on the show, including ‘Guess Mom’s Pies,'” CNN reports. “She was also his Winter Olympics correspondent in 1994, 1998 and 2002.”
Mengering published a cookbook, “Home Cookin’ With Dave’s Mom,” in 1996.
Her three children wrote in her obituary: “Dorothy’s idea of a good time was being with her family, driving in the country or enjoying a meal together. Though she was an extraordinary cook, one of her favorite things to eat was the Greek pizza at Some Guys.”
Here’s an appearance by Letterman’s mom on his show on her 84th birthday …