Ed McMahon passes away at 86

ed_mcmahonEd McMahon passed away this morning at the age of 86 at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California. He was best known for being Johnny Carson’s sidekick for 30 years on The Tonight Show, where each night just as Carson would make his entrance, McMahon would announce: “Heeeeeeeere’s Johnny!” McMahon’s publicist, Howard Bragman, said his client suffered “a multitude of health problems” in the past months, including bone cancer. McMahon also hosted Star Search for awhile and was the spokesperson for Publisher’s Clearing House. He’s survived by his third wife, Pam, and five children from his first and second marriage: Claudia, Katherine, Linda, Jeffrey and Lex.

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  1. eagleye 227 • June 23, 2009 @ 12:07 PM

    another legend passes but the memories are forever

  2. Nancy • June 23, 2009 @ 12:21 PM

    Hmmm…wonder who will come knocking with my $10 million cheque now?

  3. pete • June 23, 2009 @ 3:20 PM

    I’m sure Mr McMahon’s family and friends will look into that right away for you, Nancy.

  4. Nancy • June 23, 2009 @ 3:58 PM

    I hope so, pete! 😉

  5. Carol • June 23, 2009 @ 7:33 PM

    too bad…RIP Ed McMahon, it is sad.
    But, if he had the $10mill to give you Nance, I think he would have made arrangements to pay Citibank what he owed them first. That was the last I heard of Ed McMahon, when the US government was giving Citi some financing, but Ed was trying to negotiate something (not sure if new credit but he had major credit issues) with Citi…

  6. Nancy • June 24, 2009 @ 12:43 PM

    Hahaha Carol. Not directly from him though…he delivered the big $10 million prize cheques for Publisher’s Clearing House.

  7. Carol • June 24, 2009 @ 6:22 PM

    I know Nance, just playing a funny on you…lol, guess it wasn’t a knee slapper…3 marriages, 5 kids, but he looks like a genuine kind guy, always thought that in appearance, he reminded me sort of like my dad, I’m sure in person it would be different, but on tv he seemed to carry a happy, easy going charma about him.

  8. lily • June 25, 2009 @ 9:00 PM

    Carol 6:22 That was a really nice thing to say. Everyone would be happy to be remembered so kindly.

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