The television icon died Tuesday after battling several health complications.
Wired PR News – TV legend Ed McMahon passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the iconic comedian and “Tonight” show sidekick of the late Johnny Carson died after battling several health issues over the years including suffering a broken neck; however, a specific cause of death was not provided in the report.
McMahon has had a very lengthy television career including extensive gigs on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, in which he coined the phrase “H-e-e-e-e-re’s Johnny” and the talent show program “Star Search.”
Former “Tonight” bandleader Doc Severinsen is quoted in the report as stating of McMahon, “He will be sorely missed. He was one of the greats in show business, but most of all he was a gentleman. I miss my friend.”
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