Ed McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California on Monday. McMahon was fighting a multitude of health problems, including cancer. He passed away at 86.
Edward Leo Peter “Ed” McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality. He was best known as Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” sidekick from 1962 to 1992 and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995.
Conan O’ Brien has paid tribute for Ed McMahon. Conan O’ Brien quoted, “It is impossible I think, for anyone to imagine the ‘Tonight Show With Johnny Carson’ without Ed McMahon. Ed’s laugh was really the soundtrack to that show.”
Stars who knew him best in the entertainment community reacted to Ed McMahon’s passing. They take a moment to remember Ed and all that he contributed to the world of entertainment.