Ed McMahon dies at 86
After spending his golden years battling foreclosure on his home, TV legend Ed McMahon died early this morning at 86, according to the AP:
McMahon died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman.
Bragman didn’t give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon had a “multitude of health problems the last few months.”
McMahon had bone cancer, among other illnesses, according to a person close to the entertainer, and had been hospitalized for several weeks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to release the information.
If you’ve never seen a classic episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon, do yourself a favor and Google one up. You’ll never see a classier comedy act in your life. Except here – HIYO! (For you, big guy.)
Rest in Peace, Ed.