LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show"
sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a
resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, has died at
a Los Angeles hospital. He was 86.
Publicist Howard Bragman says McMahon died early Tuesday at
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Bragman didn't give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon
had a "multitude of health problems the last few months."
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