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13/10/1974 TV host Ed Sullivan dies

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JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW ED SULLIVAN

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Interview: Ed Sullivan Biography

In early September 1974, X-rays revealed that Sullivan had an advanced growth of esophageal cancer. Doctors gave him very little time to live, and the family chose to keep the diagnosis secret from him. Sullivan, still believing his ailment to be yet another complication from a long-standing battle with gastric ulcers, died five weeks later.