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Johnny Carson Has Died

I just heard on CNN that Johnny Carson has passed away. Seeing it on MSNBC's ticker across their page, quoting: "NBC reports that Johnny Carson has died from emphysema." This is a sad day indeed, and I just read an article last week how he was still watching late-night TV via the East Coast feeds, and even occasionally still sent jokes to Letterman that occasionally would be read (just gotta find that URL -- I know I flagged it somewhere).

News links to come later when a good obit is posted.

Update: Barney's feeding me news data. He was 79, died in his sleep. More to come...

Update: Here's a Associated Press Obit from the local paper's AP wire feed, obviously was pre-written (common practice) in case this happened.

The only good thing to come out of this is that we'll be seeing old Tonight Show clips on TV all the time for the next week, and that's never a bad thing.

Update: Found an article that mentioned Letterman's Secret Joke Writer (Thanks Barney).

Update: MSNBC has the story. It's now starting to hit Google News.

Posted by Jake on 01/23/05 @ 10:56 AM
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