Video: Kimmel's Tearful Tribute to Uncle Frank

Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night paid a tear-filled tribute to Frank “Uncle Frank” Potenza, who passed away last month at the age of 77.

Potenza had joined his real-life nephew on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live back in 2003, after two decades as a New York City police officer. “Thanks to those of you who watch for indulging me… and letting me put my crazy uncle on TV,” Kimmel said at the close of a long monologue recounting Potenza’s life, lawman career, and time with the show.

We’re waiting on a video of the full monologue, but in the meantime here’s Kimmel’s closing words and the Uncle Frank montage: