American singer and actor Johnny Brown has died, his family has confirmed.
The American TV star – who played building superintendent Nathan Bookman on the 1970s CBS sitcom Good Times – was 84.
His heartbroken family confirmed the sad news on Friday with a post on social media that expressed their grief as they broke the news to fans, revealing that he passed away on Wednesday March 2.
Johnny’s daughter and Broadway actress Sharon Catherine Brown shared the sad news via her Instagram along with a photo of her TV star father.
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She wrote: “Our family is devastated. Devastated. Devastated. Beyond the broken heart. Barely able to breathe.
“We respectfully request confidentiality at this time as we need a minute to process the unthinkable.”
She added: “He is my mother’s husband of sixty-one years, mine and father to JJ, Elijah and Levi’s Pop Pop, older brother to George and brother-in-law to Pat and extended family to Chris, Hihat, Damian and Derell.
“It’s too terrible. It will never be. It’s a shock. He was literally ripped from our lives.
“It’s not real for us yet. So there will be more to say but not now. Dad was the absolute best. We love him so much.”
Fans offered their support and condolences in the comments section of the post, writing, “So sorry for your loss. Absolutely adored her.”
Another fan wrote, “Noooooo! My condolences to you and your family.”
Another fan wrote: ‘I love you so much’ – while another added: ‘To wrap you in so much love.’
Johnny has had a long career, his first credit dates back to 1966 when he starred in a movie called A Man Called Adam.
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He was best known for his role as Nathan Bookman on the comedy series Good Times, which ran for 58 episodes between 1975 and 1979.
The star’s other appearances include roles on popular shows such as The Flip Wilson Show, The Jeffersons, Family Matters, Sister, Sister, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Wayans Bros. and Martin.
While in terms of music, Johnny started his recording career in the 1960s after touring with Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor from 1958.
Her first single, Walkin’, Talkin’, Kissin’ Doll was released in February 1961.
The performer married his wife, June Russell, in 1961 and they had two children together. daughter Sharon and a son named John Brown Jr.
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