Ed McMahon dies at age 86 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/23/09

Ed McMahon dies at age 86

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - He was probably most famous for these two words, "Here's Johnny!" Ed McMahon died Tuesday at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from many health problems in recent months.

He played Johnny Carson's straight man for more than 30-years. Born in Detroit, Ed McMahon grew up to be a fighter pilot before trying his hand at comedy. He was a marketing genius selling everything from dog food to up and coming talent.

News of his passing Tuesday shook Hollywood. NBC called him an industry icon. Ed McMahon was 86-years-old.

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