Late night icon Johnny Carson dies

calls his humor droll and his banter smooth.

A era has definitely passed. I remember when I was in college, and watching Johnny every night was a ritual that most of us participated in. He will definitely be missed.

The strange thing is that this comes right on the heals of the story that he was doing some freelance writing for David Letterman.

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. “It is a sad day for his family and for the country,” “Late Show” host David Letterman said Sunday. “He was the best — a star and a gentleman.”