When Johnny Carson said goodnight for the last time on The Tonight Show in 1993, it was the end of an era. When he passed away in 2005, it was the end of a life well lived, a class act shuffling off the old mortal coil. Ed McMahon passed away today at the age of 86. He was a fine pitchman and well suited second banana to the king of late night. May he find a comfy spot on Johnny's couch upstairs.