Ed McMahon Dies at 86

June 23, 2009

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Announcer, sidekick, Star Searcher, deliverer of novelty-sized checks, and television legend Ed McMahon died early this morning at the age of 86. The longtime Tonight Show fixture, who recently ran into hard times that resulted in home foreclosure and an unfortunate Cash4Gold commercial, had reportedly been fighting bone cancer and other health issues in recent months.

MSNBC's video tribute is on The Superficial, and the L.A. Times has a nice write-up about his important role in sidekickery.

May his spirit live on in Andy Richter. Sort of like Highlander.

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