Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ed McMahon Dies at 86

NY Times: Ed McMahon, who for nearly 30 years was Johnny Carson’s affable second banana on “The Tonight Show,” introducing it with his ringing trademark call, “Heeeere’s Johnny!,” died early Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

His publicist, Howard Bragman, told NBC that Mr. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Bragman did not give a cause of death, saying only that Mr. McMahon had a “multitude of health problems the last few months.”

1 comment:

Matt Osborne said...

Ed would have wanted us to crack SOME kind of joke, but I can't for the life of me think of one right now...

Wait. What did Johnny Carson say when Ed McMahon got to the pearly gates?

"HEeeeeeeeeeEERE'S Ed!"

OK that was weak. But I challenge others to do better.