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How Did Tony Mendez Die? David Letterman’s Oddball ‘Cue Card Boy, Tony Mendez Cause of Death revealed!


One more death news hit the headlines of newspapers today and breaks the heart of many people. With a heavy heart, we are sharing the demised news of Tony Mendez who was foremost of cue cards for “Late Show With David Letterman”. He also appeared as one of the show’s breakout oddball characters till then altercation with one of the writers who made him fired in the year 2014 has passed away on 29th July. He took his last breath at his home in Miami Beach, which is Florida. He died at the age of 76. His death news is confirmed by his former companion, Andrew Corbin but he did not disclose his death news.

Tony Mendez

How Did Tony Mendez Die?

Tony on-camera exchanges with Letterman build him a key member of the show’s group of non-stars, among them the mother of comedian, Dorothy Mengering, Mujibur, stage manager Biff Henderson and Sirajul at the souvenir shop close to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where this show was recorded. In 1993, Mendez started printing (in big, black letters) and overturn cue cards for Letterman, when he shifted his late-night show from NBC to CBS.

Tony Mendez Cause of Death

Letterman gave his nicknamed “Cue Card Boy”, Mendez went on to flip the oversized cards for the comedian’s monologue and other scripted chunks for another 21 years. Mendez stated The New Yorker in 2001 “The turn over the cards is most important and If you flip too fast, they can not see the last line. If you are too slow, you slow them down.”

Apart from this Mendez also was the star of a series of bizarre online videos title “The Tony Mendez Show” posted on the website of the show for many years. In the year 2007, a billboard promoting the show of Mendez was revealed near the Ed Sullivan Theater. The “Late Show” of Mendez ended in the month of October 2014, when he assails one of the writers, Bill Scheft. This backstage incident made him the headlines of the newspaper “HATE SHOW: Backstage Battle Erupts at Letterman”.

Antonio Emilio Mendez Jr was born on 27th March 1945 in Havana and left Cuba in the year 1961 along with his father who worked in the Department of Law at the University Of Havana and his mother Josefina. McNulty hired Mendez to flip the cards for soap operas, sitcoms like “The Hollywood Palace” and “The Lucy Show”.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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