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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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Black Teef    

Good. Jerk.

1917 days ago


RIP, I'm sure he's happy to know he can't
take (what's left!) any money to heaven.

1917 days ago

the end of the day    

rest in peace

1917 days ago


Oh NOW he's an American Hero! TMZ, you guys couldn't wait to rip him apart during his money troubles. You guys kill me.

1917 days ago


Totally uncalled for #18!!
Show a little respect.
Rest in peace ED!!!

1917 days ago


Hypocrites, TMZ. You wouldn''t leave the poor guy alone when he was down on his luck during the sunset of his life.

1917 days ago


They named a great medical center after Ronald Reagan
A president who was anti stem cell research- and anti aids research.

1917 days ago


I wonder if this will affect my chances of already winning One Million Dollars?!?!?!?

1917 days ago


Hey God! Heeeeeeeeeer's ED!! R.I.P. dear friend.

Hey #18 - you are a TOTAL LOSER! Show a little respect and class. I forgot you don't know the meaning of either.

1917 days ago


He seemed like a good guy. To me, he came off as being not too intelligent but yet, he was a freakin' Colonel in the Marines and a fighter pilot?!?! It's too bad he had to go through all that he did toward the end. That jerk Jerry Lewis should have stepped in and helped him out more for all the help Ed gave him through the years on the MDA telethons.

1917 days ago

PEPSI Generation    

A PRO at flying under any radar system.

1917 days ago


Great guy....he will be missed

1917 days ago


What will happen to his poor wife since he mismanaged his money so badly?

1917 days ago

Milton Holloway    

I met him once in the mid-70's and he was so nice. This is sad news, RIP, Ed.

1917 days ago


Ed McMahon was a true professional. Probably the best example of that was the infamous Alpo dog commercial that Johnny Carson was doing on the Tonight Show, when the dog that was supposed to come on and eat the Alpo, wasn't being cooperative. So, all of a sudden, Ed McMahon comes crawling in on all four's, pretends to eat the dog food from the bowl, and then, licks Johnny's leg, and "snuggles" up to him as a dog probably would. It was great live TV, and probably made for a better Alpo commercial than if the real dog had shown up, as it got played over and over again. I'll also always remember Ed's famous yell, "Hoooo"! Great Guy...

1917 days ago
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