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Ed McMahon Dead at Age 86

Ed McMahon Dead at Age 86

Television personality Ed McMahon died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday (June 23) in Los Angeles at the age of 86.

McMahon is best known as Johnny Carson‘s Tonight Show sidekick from 1962 to 1992. McMahon was most memorably known to announce each show with the iconic phrase, “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!”

Outside of the Tonight Show, McMahon hosted one of the original talent competition shows, Star Search along with TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes.

Although the official cause of death is unknown, McMahon‘s publicist noted that he had a “multitude of health problems the last few months.”

In his last Tonight Show broadcast, Carson paid tribute to McMahon saying “Ed has been a rock for 30 years, sitting over here next to me…We have been friends for 34 years. A lot of people who work together on television don’t necessarily like each other. This hasn’t been true…We’re good friends; you can’t fake that on television.”


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  • me

    Rest in peace and prayers gones out to his family.

  • Maria (Shorty)

    My prayers go out to his family and frieds. He and Johnny will be playing golf amongst the clouds now.

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  • Life_is_the_Pitts

    rip ed there waiting up there for you with ope arms

  • amy

    RIP Ed.

  • boytoy

    RIP Mr. McMahon :(

  • Chau

    Rest in peace, Mr. McMahon.

  • tammy

    At least his credit card debt will be forgiven

  • jemina

    Jared……you need a softer, gentler and more respectful approach when announcing the death of someone.
    “Ed Mcmahon dead at age 86″ is very blunt and harsh.

  • [marie]

    RIP Mr. McMahon. I loved him on star search when I was a kid…

  • whortensia

    Here’s a gentler way of saying it:

    “Death evicted Ed McMahon from his house that was in danger of foreclosure. He got out just in time.”

    Like that better??? LOL

  • jordyn

    rest in peace ed mcmahon



  • angelica

    While Ed McMahon may be best known as Johnny Carson’s sidekick, his list of accomplishments beyond “The Tonight Show” is impressive. Here’s a look at Ed’s career, his booming laugh will be sorely missed.

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