Entertainer Johnny Brown, known for playing lodging project administrator Nathan Bookman on the hugely hit show ‘Happy Times’, has died at 84 years old. Johnny’s little girl Sharon Catherine Brown let TMZ know that he was at his PCP’s office in L.A. on Wednesday having his pacemaker looked at, and not long after he left he went into heart failure and fell. He was taken to a close-by medical clinic, where he passed. She says the arrangement was standard, so his abrupt demise was a shock. Sharon said, “Our family is crushed. Crushed. Crushed. Past Heartbroken. Scarcely ready to relax.”
“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 Derrell. It’s too terrible. It will not be. It’s a shock. He was literally snatched out of our lives. It’s not really for us yet. So there will be more to say but not now. Dad was the absolute best. We love him so very much,” she added.
The adaptable entertainer and vocalist got scored his breakout job as Nathan Bookman in ‘Happy Times’ in 1975, in season 2.
He likewise featured in three periods of ‘Chuckle In,’ ‘Julia,’ ‘Maude,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ ‘Archie Bunker’s Place,’ ‘Family Matters,’ ‘Sister, Sister,’ ‘Working two jobs,’ and ‘Martin.’ He additionally highlighted in ‘Convey Me Back to Morningside Heights’ coordinated by late unbelievable craftsman Sidney Poitier. Johnny is made due by his better half June Brown, his girl Sharon and child, John Jr.