Ed McMahon, 86, passed away a little after midnight on Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center. He was hospitalized with pneumonia and other ailments. He was long known for being Johnny Carson’s sidekick on The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. Most recently, McMahon was known for having to do those free credit report commercials because he was broke.
It’s kind of sad when you think about it. One of the most recognizable people in the industry had to shill free credit reports for some random web company at the age of 86. Makes me wonder if I should have bought that diamond encrusted outdoor water fountain for my apartment. [CNN]