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Ed McMahon Dies

6/23/2009 9:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ed McMahon Ed McMahon has passed away at 86.

He died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California this morning. McMahon was fighting a multitude of health problems, including cancer.

Someone connected with the family told us, "Ed was at peace because he got his business taken care of. He settled his lawsuit with Cedars and with the settlement he was able to take care of his family."

He is best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick on "The Tonight Show" and for his infamous catchphrase, "Heeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!"

McMahon also hosted "Star Search" and "TV Bloopers And Practical Jokes" with Dick Clark.

He was a colonel in the United States Marines and a fighter pilot and served during the late 1940s and 1950s.

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Ed was one of the good guys and a true American hero!

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WEBSTER UZZLE    

YOU WAS THE "BEST" RIP!! NO MORE WORRY HEEYYYYOOOOOOED!!!!YOU NOW WITH HEEYYYYYYOOOOJONNY
IN HEAVEN!!!! DEAR FRIEND

1854 days ago
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really?    

R.I.P.

1857 days ago
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Good Reporting TMZ    

R.I.P

1857 days ago
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fedor    

HEY OOOOOOO

1857 days ago
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Kris    

Very sad. R.I.P

1857 days ago
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BabsDriedUpCooter    

That is correect sir!!!!

1857 days ago
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DJ    

HeeyyyYoooo! RIP Ed.

1857 days ago
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kev the realist    

Another calssy gentleman dies. This gives some credibility that there are calss acts in Hollywood. The newbies would do well to follow in the footsteps of these classic guys. They were not in the headlines for bad behavior, bad attitudes, criminal activities etc. RIP Ed, your clasic comedy wil be missed.

1857 days ago
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Delicious    

poor man, he went thru so much his last days.... Bankruptcy, being sued by a lot of people. RIP Ed....

1857 days ago
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Delicious    

now people will talk nice about him, even tmz... weren't you tmz people dogging him when he was in need? shame on you people..

1857 days ago
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FTM guy    

Good guy???? Then why did you guys write such awful crap on him while he was alive?????

1857 days ago
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Can't Stand Obama    

Aww, how sad.

R.I.P.

1857 days ago
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London not England    

A REAL CLASS ACT.....GOD BLESS YOU ED......!

1857 days ago
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Texas HoldEm    

Rest In Peace Ed......

1857 days ago
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Corinne    

My prayers are with his family. Very sad!

1857 days ago
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