One of my favorite activities of my childhood was watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson – The New York Times is now reporting his death at age 79:
Johnny Carson, the “Tonight Show” TV host who served America a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter, droll comedy and heartland charm for 30 years, has died. He was 79.
“Mr. Carson passed away peacefully early Sunday morning,” his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The Associated Press. “He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable. There will be no memorial service.”
The best there ever was – the best there ever will be.
You’ll be missed.