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The New York Times
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 — 8:53 AM ET
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Ed McMahon, America’s Top Second Banana, Dies at 86

Ed McMahon, who for nearly 30 years was Johnny Carson’s affable sidekick on “The Tonight Show,” introducing it with his ringing trademark call, “Heeeere’s Johnny!,” died on Tuesday in Los Angeles, NBC reported, citing his spokesman, Howard Bragman. Mr. McMahon was 86.

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