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Johnny Carson Tonight Show, King of Late Night died 79

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years.

Death

Johnny Carson died of Emphysema.
Johnny Carson was  79 years old at the time of his death

At 6:50 AM PST on January 23, 2005, Carson died at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, of respiratory arrest arising from emphysema. Following Carson's death his body was cremated, and the ashes were given to his wife. In accordance with his family's wishes, no public memorial service was held. There were countless tributes paid to Carson upon his death, including a statement by President George W. Bush, all recognizing the deep and enduring affection held for him.

Tributes published after his death confirmed that he had been a chain-smoker. While The Tonight Show was broadcast live, he would frequently smoke cigarettes on the air; it was reported that Carson had said "these things are killing me" as far back as the 1970s.

Johnny Carson's Last TV appearance (Letterman)

that letterman bit shows why

that letterman bit shows why Johnny Carson was so much better than letterman.

Johnny was the best ! What a

Johnny was the best ! What a class act ; very intelligent and WOW !!
His comedic timing was impeccable .
Miss you Johnny ; hope your spirit is at peace !!

God bless !!

Gary O

Re: Johnny Carson Tonight Show, King of Late Night (Oct 23, ...

We watched Carson every night before we went to bed. That is what everyone in the house did. Daddy, Mother, my 2 sisters and I would all huddle around the tv. The Tonight Show just wasn't as special anymore the day we stopped hearing Ed McMahon's announcement of "Heeeere's Johnny!" Rest in Peace, Johnny. We love you.

Johnny is the king

Johnny is the king. I grew up watching him. I was shocked to hear the news of his death. We love Johhny Carson

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