Ed McMahon died early this morning. Many sites have noted the passing.
My two cents worth: in high school, I didn't go to bed until after I had watched Johnny Carson's monologue on The Tonight Show. Of course, McMahon was what story described as Carson's "human laughtrack". As such, he was an unforgettable part of my teenage years.
For Catholics like McMahon and I, death is just the beginning. Enjoy the next life, Ed.