What happened to Brad Johnson? ‘Melrose Place’ actor dies at 62

Brad Johnson, who played Dr. Dominick O’Malley on Melrose Place, died on February 18th from COVID-19, according to his talent management.

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘Always’ and Fox sitcom ‘Melrose Place’ star Brad Johnson has died of COVID-19, according to his entertainment agency. He was 62 at the time. His talent agent, Linda McAlister, told NBC News on Friday that he died February 18 in Fort Worth, Texas. “Brad Johnson was a true Renaissance man,” his family said in an obituary. “Despite being drunk too early, he lived life to the fullest and instilled the same values ​​in his children.”

life of brad johnson

Johnson was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1959 and began his illustrious career in 1984 when a casting director looking for a cowboy to appear in a beer commercial found him. It didn’t take long for the actor to get fame as the Marlboro Man and get a modeling job with Calvin Klein.

Dating back to 1986, he recorded his first acting part in a CBS episode of ‘Dallas’. He had great success with Steven Spielberg’s drama ‘Always’, appearing in films such as ‘A Guy Called Joe’ and ‘The Intruder’s Flight’. He won the title part in the 1993 miniseries Ned Blessing: Story of My Life and Times, and in 1996 he won the recurring role of Doctor Dominick O’Malley in ‘Melrose Place’. Johnson’s final part was due to be included in the 2021 film. ‘Treasure Valley’ was canceled following the death of his fellow actor and writer Jay Pickett.

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Brad Johnson didn’t love anything more than his family.

Johnson had a passion for retrofitting the ancient Winchester Model 1886 rifle and finally moved to North Texas to market his ranch estate. His wife Laurie and his children Shane, Bellamy, Rachel, Eliana, Eden, Rebekah, Annabeth and William survived him. “Although he passed away too early, he lived his life to the fullest and taught his children to do the same,” his family said in a statement. Brad Johnson is passionate about developing and improving property in a way that preserves and respects natural beauty. He was always happiest when outside and his love for the countryside was evident. Brad Johnson loved nothing more than his family as much as he enjoyed cowboys, hunting and the outdoors.”



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