Tributes to a Sidekick, an “Angel”, and a King

June 27, 2009  
Filed under Celebrity, Top Story

It has been a sad week, as we mourn the loss of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and now Michael Jackson.

Ed McMahon died Tuesday of health problems at the age of 86.  He was best known as announcer of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1962-92 with the catchphrase “Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”  He also co-hosted TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes with Dick Clark, and hosted Star Search, the predecessor of American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

From sex symbol to iconic Angel to acclaimed actress, Farrah Fawcett has reinvented herself time after time throughout her career.  She died Thursday morning at the age of 62 after losing her three-year battle with cancer.  Longtime soulmate Ryan O’Neal and BFF Alaina Stewart were among those with her in the final moments of her life.  Besides Ryan, Farrah leaves behind their son Redmond, 24.

Fans are still in a state of mourning and shock over the sudden passing of Michael Jackson, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 50.  Through his career that has spanned four decades; he has gone from teen idol to the undisputed King of Pop with his songs, his hat, his signature glove, and the legendary Moonwalk dance — opening the doors for artists such as Usher and Justin Timberlake, and for groups like New Edition.

Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson: three icons in music, film, and television that made us laugh, cry, dance, sing, and hope for a better future.


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