The Heartbreaking Death Of Good Times Actor Johnny Brown

The family of comedic actor Johnny Brown is mourning the loss of their beloved patriarch, after announcing the "Good Times" star has passed away at the age of 84. Johnny's daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, confirmed his death on Instagram. Alongside a shot of her father smiling on the red carpet, Sharon revealed he'd passed away on March 2, 2022, revealing their family was "devastated" and "beyond heartbroken" by the shocking loss.


Sharon shared, "We respectfully ask for privacy at this time because we need a minute to process the unthinkable. To articulate the depths of profound sadness. This is my mom's husband for sixty one years, mine and JJ's dad, 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."

She continued, "It's too terrible. It will never not be. It's a shock. He was literally snatched out of 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 very much."

Johnny Brown was an established actor and singer

Actor Johnny Brown had an esteemed career stretching back decades, with roles in everything from "Fantasy Island" to "Sister Sister," but he was predominantly known for playing charismatic building superintendent Nathan Bookman on beloved sitcom "Good Times." Although his cause of death has yet to be revealed, the star's daughter, Sharon Catherine Brown, told TMZ he'd recently visited the doctor to get his pacemaker checked.


However, after completing the routine procedure, Johnny suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where the "Good Times" star was pronounced dead. Fans and loved ones alike flooded Sharon's Instagram post with well-wishes, sharing their condolences and reminiscing about what Johnny meant to them. As one wrote, "Your father is a legend and a gentleman. Getting to meet him was truly an honor."

People note that Johnny also had a successful side hustle as a singer and musician, regularly playing in a band alongside saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor, and even appearing on Broadway in the sixties. The Mirror confirms the "Good Times" star released his debut single, "Walkin', Talkin', Kissin' Doll" in 1961.


In response to his sudden passing, Johnny's "Good Times" co-star Janet Jackson posted a sweet tribute to Instagram. "Such loving memories of our time together," she wrote alongside a shot of Johnny smiling. "You were full of laughter and forever smiling. Always so sweet and so kind to me. I love you and will miss you."