Johnny Crawford's Net Worth At The Time Of His Death May Surprise You

Hollywood has sadly lost another legend. Johnny Crawford, who was one of the original Mouseketeers and starred in the ABC series "The Rifleman," died on Thursday, April 29, 2021. He was 75 years old.

The announcement of Crawford's death, which was made on his personal website, included details surrounding the actor's death. He passed away on the evening of April 29, and his wife, Charlotte, was with him. While updates surrounding his death will be provided in the future, the Crawford family asked for prayers during their difficult grieving time. The page also gave details about the actor's Alzheimer's diagnosis before his death, saying, "As cruel as Alzheimer's disease is, Johnny still has that warm smile and sparkle in his eyes, and he's surrounded by people who love him unconditionally." Alzheimer's has sadly touched the lives of other Hollywood stars, including Tony Bennett, Jack Hanna, and Tom Girardi. 

Fans of the actor offered their condolences on social media, with one Twitter user writing, "ANOTHER SAD FAREWELL And my childhood continues to grow dimmer. RIP Johnny Crawford," while friend and fellow actor Scott Baio issued an emotional tribute of his own, writing, "My dear friend #JohnnyCrawford just passed away. I pray for his wife Charlotte as she was by his side. Johnny was a real cowboy and will be greatly missed."

Johnny Crawford's net worth wasn't as much as you'd might think

Although Johnny Crawford has a whopping 61 acting credits to his name (via IMDb), Celebrity Net Worth reports that he was worth around $500,000 at the time of his death. And while Crawford only had one role in the last two decades — he played William S. Hart in the 2019 film, "The Marshal" — he's best known for his roles on "The Rifleman," which aired from 1958-1963, "Manitee Theatre," and "William Tell." He also guest-starred on popular shows like "Little House on The Prairie," "Hawaii Five-0," "Mister Ed," and more.

Not only was Crawford a talented actor, he also had a passion for music, which is part of the reason why he took a break from acting in the late 1990s. Per Crawford's personal website, he led The Johnny Crawford Dance Orchestra, which "specialized in Big Band jazz and swing music from his favorite era," and was "ranked among the top orchestras of its kind in Los Angeles."

Sadly, Crawford suffered at the hands of both COVID-19 and pneumonia towards the end of his life. As noted on his personal website, Crawford was living in "a memory care residence" before contracting both illnesses. In his memory, Crawford's wife and brother are committed to sharing his home movies in order to keep his legacy alive.