Ed McMahon Has Passed Away at Age 86

The legendary entertainer and Johnny Carson sidekick passed on in a Los Angeles hospital early this morning.

Ed McMahon Has Passed Away at Age 86
Ed McMahon Has Passed Away at Age 86
Legendary late-night TV sidekick Ed McMahon has died early this morning at the age of 86. McMahon is best known for his 30-year run at Johnny Carson's side on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and became famous for his iconic introduction of the host with, "Heeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny."

McMahon's died early Tuesday morning at a Los Angeles-area hospital, said hospital spokesperson Howard Bragman.

"He died early this morning with his wife and loved ones by his side," Bragman said.

McMahon had been fighting pneumonia and other ailments, although Bragman would neither confirm nor deny reports that McMahon was battling bone cancer.

Sources: Reuters

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  1. slysnide

    You can add Farrah Fawcett to that list as of approximately 75 minutes ago.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  2. Cherelle

    We've lost another great legend.

    6 years agoby @cherelleFlag

  3. the Narrator

    I don't know you and don't know you. I've only heard that quote a few times, but you were a person so R.I.P. Ed.

    6 years agoby @narratorFlag

  4. WiseGuy

    RIP, Ed. You were a great man.
    God Bless.

    6 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  5. Newkill3000

    I wonder if it's going to be a big legal fight over his estate.

    6 years agoby @newkill200Flag

  6. Shelley

    RIP and I concur, great quote Cell.

    6 years agoby @shelleyFlag

  7. SlysnideII: Angel Eyes

    RIP, only he added those 2 most memorable quotes to the American Lexicon: "Heeeeeeere's Johnny!!!!" & "Hi-Yo!!!" He'll be missed as the most popular TV host and sidekick of his time.

    [And 11.75hrs after his death this story breaks].

    His publicist Howard Bragman stated that he'd rather have Ed remembered for his first 84yrs rather than his last 2. So thanks Mr. McMahon for all the laughs. We here already miss you.

    6 years agoby @slysnideiiFlag

  8. Phil Mata

    We've lost one of the great ones. RIP Ed McMahon.

    6 years agoby @phil-mataFlag

  9. Messenger

    God bless.

    6 years agoby @messengerFlag

  10. Psycho


    6 years agoby @physco-123Flag

  11. soylent green Lantern

    May he rest in peace.

    6 years agoby @soylentgreenmonkeyFlag

  12. Draktyr

    Cool post, Cell. RIP, Ed.

    6 years agoby @draktyrFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I do not die.

    Mary Frye

    6 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

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