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Ed McMahon, Veteran Announcer and Longtime Carson Sidekick, Dead at Age 86

Jun 23, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Ed McMahon, best known as Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” sidekick for three decades, died just after midnight in Los Angeles’ UCLA Ronald Reagan Hospital, NBC News reports.

McMahon– who introduced Carson with his signature “Heeeere’s Johnny!”– was 86 and had been suffering from cancer. His death was confirmed by publicist Howard Bragman.

–Elizabeth Jensen

6 Comments

  1. Rest-in-Peace, Ed. You were a pleasure to know and to work with…always.
    Peter Bright

  2. MY PRAYS GOES OUT TO THE MCMAHON, FAMILY….

  3. MY PRAYS GOES OUT TO THE MCMAHON, FAMILY….

  4. Ronald Reagan…One of my favorite quotes: A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?

  5. Ronald Reagan…One of my favorite quotes: All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

  6. Ronald Reagan…One of my favorite quotes: All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

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