Johnny Carson, America's Late-Night Host for Decades, Dies. He was the best in the business. How ironic, that last night I saw Rich Little do his famous Carson impersonation. After Mr. Little's set, we all talked about the greatness that of Mr. Carson. I am floored that today he is gone. There are very few celebrity entertainers that move me to tears at their death (unless I personally know them). The last celeberity death to move me to tears was Madeline Kahn but I weep at the loss of Johnny Carson.