Fans say #JonVoyage with sad, funny 'Daily Show' tributes

Jon Stewart says goodbye to 'Daily Show'
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  • Viewers as well as former guests and correspondents paid tribute to Stewart on his last show
  • Lovers of "The Daily Show" used the #Jonvoyage hashtag to express sadness and appreciation

(CNN)Jon Stewart went out with a bang in his final episode as host of "The Daily Show" Thursday night, snagging prime guests like Bruce Springsteen to see him off and fielding funny and emotional tributes from former correspondents as well as luminaries like Hillary Clinton, John McCain, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Sesame Street's Elmo.

But many fans were also whimpering at the departure of a political comedy original. Many took to Twitter to share their sadness, using the Comedy Central-coined term #jonvoyage.
President Obama weighed in with his own #jonvoyage message, calling Stewart "a great gift to the country." Other politicians shared farewells on Twitter too.
    Meanwhile, former "Daily Show" correspondents such as Ed Helms, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert used social media to record the emotional moment for posterity.
    "The Daily Show" shared a sweet Instagram photo of correspondents and hosts who joined together to send Stewart off.

    #JonVoyage #Staffgram Almost everyone.

    A photo posted by The Daily Show (@thedailyshow) on