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Joanne Carson, ex-wife offormer ‘Tonight Show’ host, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joanne Carson, the second wife of"Tonight Show"

host Johnny Carson, has died in Southern California. She was 83.

Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, says Carson died Friday at her

longtime home in Los Angeles. Rada says she had beenin declining

health and was in hospice care.

Born Joanne Copeland in Los Angeles, she married Johnny Carson in

1963, a year after he began hosting "The Tonight Show."

After their divorce in 1972, she became close to writer Truman Capote.

He kept a writing room at her house, where he died in 1984.

Rada says she will be interred next to Capote at Westwood Cemetery in

Los Angeles.

Joanne Carson had a second marriage late in her life to Richard Rever

that also ended indivorce.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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