Dorothy Mengering


Age: 95

Midwestern homemaker and mother of talk-show host David Letterman who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's late-night show after he had been on the air for years and had made ironic celebrities out of dozens of nobodies before he thought to bring on his mom, and who became a hit with a cheerful "Hi, David!" in her Indiana accent starting every appearance.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: July 18, 1921

Died: April 11, 2017

Carmel, Indiana