Johnny Carson had three sons: Charles (Kit), Cory and Richard. Their mother is Carson's first wife, Jody Wolcott, whom he married in 1948. Carson had three more wives but no more children.
Johnny Carson and Jody Wolcott divorced in 1963. After a few months, Carson married Joanne Copeland. That union lasted until 1972. That same year, Joanna Holland and Carson were married. In 1983, they officially split. Carson did not remarry again until 1987, when he and Alexis Maas were wed. That marriage lasted until Carson's death in January 2005. Johnny Carson suffered from emphysema, which led to respiratory failure.