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TV Personality Ed McMahon Dies at Age 86

Television personality Ed McMahon died early Tuesday morning at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood at the age of 86.

His publicist, Howard Bragman, didn't give a cause of death, saying only that McMahon had a "multitude of health problems the last few months." Several reports say the actor had been receiving treatment for pneumonia for the past several weeks.

McMahon was best known for being Johnny Carson’s sidekick on “The Tonight Show.” He also hosted the talent competition "Star Search" as well as "TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes."

He recently suffered setbacks both personal and professional after losing his son Michael to cancer in 1995 and facing foreclosure on his home in 2008.

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