Johnny Brown, who played Nathan Bookman, the housing project superintendent in the 1970s sitcom “Good Times,” has died. He was 84 years old when he died.
In an Instagram post on Friday, his daughter, Broadway actress Sharon Catherine Brown, confirmed the news.
She wrote, “Our family is crushed.” “At this time, we politely need privacy because we require a moment to digest the incomprehensible.”
“He was stolen right out of our arms. For the time being, it isn’t real to us. So there will be more to say in the future, but not right now “His daughter expressed her thoughts. “Dad was unquestionably the finest. He is adored by all of us.”
Brown died on Wednesday, according to the Instagram post. More information about his demise has yet to be released.
Brown first appeared on “Good Times” in 1975, during the second season. He played Bookman on the show until 1979, when it was terminated.
For three seasons, he was a regular performer on the comic sketch TV show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.”
“The Jeffersons,” “Family Matters,” “Sister, Sister,” and “The Wayans Bros.” are just a few of his other television credits.
Brown, who was also a gifted singer, recorded songs and played in a band with saxophonist Sam “The Man” Taylor in the 1960s, as well as twice on Broadway.
In 1996, he made his cinematic debut in the drama “A Man Called Adam,” playing a blind pianist. In 2008, he co-starred in “Man in the Mirror” with Martin Sheen.
Brown was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 11, 1937, and reared in Harlem. He is survived by June, his 61-year-old wife, and his son, John Jr., in addition to his daughter.