We, the roommates, express our heartfelt sympathies to actor Johnny Brown’s family. He is well remembered for his role as Nathan Bookman in the classic sitcom “Good Times.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny’s daughter Sharon Catherine Brown posted on Facebook on Friday that her father had died on Wednesday. “Our family is devastated,” she said. Devastated.
Devastated. I’m completely heartbroken. I was barely able to take a breath. We sincerely request discretion at this time because we require a moment to digest the unthinkable.”
“He was practically ripped out of our lives,” Sharon stated as she began to convey how much he meant to their family. For the time being, it isn’t real to us. So there will be more to say in the future, but not right now. Dad was unquestionably the finest. We adore him tremendously.”
At the time, no information concerning his death was available. Nevertheless, tributes are beginning to stream in.
“I am devastated to hear about my beloved friend Johnny Brown who played Bookmen on our show Good Times,” Bern Nadette Stanis, Johnny’s “Good Times” co-star, remarked. All of the stories about Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and even John Wayne will be missed by me.
His skill was undeniable. He was so much fun to work with. I shall certainly miss his upbeat demeanor and a broad smile. In every manner, I’m praying for his family.”
During this difficult time, we are keeping Johnny Brown’s family in our prayers.