Brad Johnson, the actor who appeared on Melrose Place and in Steven Spielberg’s film Always, has passed away. He was 62 years old.
Johnson died as a consequence of complications arising from COVID-19 on Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Linda McAlister’s statement that he had died.
“Although he passed away too soon, he created a lifestyle that anyone can follow. He insisted on teaching his children to live every day to the fullest,” his family said in a statement.
“Brad liked to improve and maintain the land, while preserving its natural beauty. This was a passion of his because he was most at home outdoors. He loved cowboying, hunting, and being on land but nothing more than his family.”
Other family members even described him as, “a true renaissance man” in the obituary.
“We will miss his enthusiasm and full-hearted approach to life,” they remembered. “Although he has been taken too early, he is leaving a legacy of love. Brad was loved by many, and loved them back, a dedicated husband and father, trusted colleague, and friend to everyone who crossed his path. We will never forget him.”
Johnson’s wife of 35 years, Laurie, will mourn him. His eldest son, Shane, and his daughters Bellamy, Rachel, Eliana, Eden, Rebekah, Annabeth and youngest son William will also grieve for their father.
He was recently in a Calvin Klein advert and he has modelled for several cigarette brands. He is also well known for his role in the film Black Hawk Down.
He was discovered by Spielberg in 1989 and starred with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss in Spielberg’s romantic fantasy drama “Always.” Johnson played Dr. Dominick O’Malley in the iconic 90’s show “Melrose Place.”
Johnson was born in October 1959 to a father who was a horse trainer. He loved the outdoors from a young age.