Syracuse, N.Y. ~ Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show" sidekick passed away.
Tonight show legend Ed McMahon died earlier at Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital. He was 86. For thirty years he famously introduced Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show.
There is no word yet on what the cause of death. McMahon broke his neck in a fall in March 2007, which prevented him from working and he suffered from many health problems in the past few months. He survived by his wife and five children. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.