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‘Melrose Place’ star Brad Johnson has died. He was 62 years old.
The “Marlboro Man” died in Fort Worth, Texas on Feb. 18 due to complications from COVID-19, a rep for the actor confirmed to Fox News Digital.
“Brad William Johnson, beloved husband, father and cowboy, was called back to his Lord on February 18, 2022. Anyone who knew Brad knows how difficult it is to summarize the details of his life on one page” , said a press release. States.
Johnson is best known for his roles in Steven Spielberg’s 1989 “Always” and for his role in the drama series “Melrose Place.”
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He also played a bomber in “Flight of the Intruder”, alongside Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe in the 1991 action movie.
The actor also dabbled in rodeo, which led him to Dallas, Texas from his home state of Arizona. According to the press release, Johnson was recruited by a talent scout to appear in films while working at the rodeo.
He was later cast as the “Marlboro Man” in cigarette commercials and Calvin Klein commercials before rising to fame in Hollywood. Johnson starred in an episode of “Dallas” in 1986 before landing her role in “Always.”
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In 2021, Johnson was cast in a role on “Treasure Valley,” but production didn’t begin after actor-writer Jay Pickett died suddenly in July.
“As much as he loved the cowboy and the outdoors, Brad loved nothing more than his family. He put them before him in every way, and they know they couldn’t have been blessed with a better husband and father,” the press release added. .
Johnson is survived by his wife, Laurie, and their eight children: Shane, Bellamy, Eliana, Eden, Rebekah, Annabeth, William and Rachel.
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According to the statement, one of Johnson’s favorite quotes was, “He taught his sons to be men and his daughters to accept nothing less.”