Doc Severinsen, the celebrated bandleader on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, is best known for his eccentric, brightly colored jackets. As a good-natured oddball, Doc had quite a reputation—as well as a profound friendship with Johnny.
Johnny hung up the microphone in 1992. Thirteen years later, at age 79, he died of respiratory failure. Here, in an exclusive Oprah: Where Are They Now? clip, Doc looks back on the moment he learned of Johnny’s passing.