R.I.P. Johnny Carson 1925-2005 Johnny Carson 1925-2005 Johnny Carson has died of emphysema. And it was only a couple days ago that I read this article talking about how he still sent jokes to Letterman. He will be missed. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website If you've written a response on your own site, you can enter that post's URL to reply with a Webmention. The only requirement for your mention to be recognized is a link to this post in your post's content. You can update or delete your post and then re-submit the URL in the form to update or remove your response from this page. Learn more about Webmentions.