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CBS just had a story on him a couple of days ago about how he still helped Letterman out with his material every now and then giving him a joke or two for the monologues.

It's amazing how he pretty much went into hiding and wasn't one of those attention savvy celebrities who just beg for the spotlight once they're retired.

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This sucks :(

RIP Johnny, hope God gives ya' a proper introduction.

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Johnny Carson (news), the quick-witted "Tonight Show" host who became a national institution putting his viewers to bed for 30 years with a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter and heartland charm, died Sunday. He was 79.

Carson died early Sunday morning, according to his nephew, Jeff Sotzing. "He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable," Sotzing told The Associated Press.

He did not provide further details, but NBC said Carson died of emphysema at his Malibu home.

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What I posted about this at another forum. I've waited this long to really comment since it's really only sunk in.

It's a damn shame that the media is making a bigger deal about his death than it truely is.

Johnny Carson was a recluse. He was naturally shy, and few people know this, but he got extremely nervous infront of large crowds, but he still performed in front of them for 30 years.

He wouldn't want this kind of press coverage. Yes, it's a shame that an American Cultural Icon died, but like I said, he wouldn't want CNN dedicating 23 hours out of their 24 hour programming to him.

RIP Johnny Carson: Few of my generation knew who you were, and that's a damn shame. You're x100000 times better than Leno, Conan & Letterman put together. Without you there would be no Late Night TV, and for making Late Night TV, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

You will be missed by millions.

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