RIFLEMAN actor Johnny Crawford has passed away at the age of 75.
Crawford died after a battle with Covid-19 and pneumonia on Thursday, April 29, 2021, his legacy website confirmed.
Who was Johnny Crawford?
The Los Angeles native is most famously known for his role as Mark McCain in the 1958 Western show The Rifleman.
Crawford was only 12-years-old when he got the part.
In 1959, Crawford was nominated for a Primetime Emmy at the age of 13 for his role in The Rifleman.
Crawford was also one of the original 24 Mouseketeers in ABC’s The Mickey Mouse Club in 1955 before landing his role on The Rifleman.
He is also known for his work in the 1999 film The Thirteenth Floor and the 2004 film Hellboy.
The actor dabbled in music releasing the song Cindy’s Birthday in 1962 that was No8 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as other songs including Rumors, Your Nose Is Gonna Grow, and Proud.
What was Johnny Crawford’s net worth?
Crawford is known as a child star, landing his first gig at just nine years old.
His career took him mostly through the 90s when he then stopped acting to pursue music and led a vintage dance orchestra for many years.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, as of 2020, Crawford’s net worth was $500,000.
Was Johnny Crawford married?
Crawford married his high-school sweetheart Charlotte Samco in 1995 after reconnecting with her years after they dated as teenagers.
There are no reports on whether the couple had kids but rumors spread that the two parted ways after their relationship turned sour but there was no information on a divorce.
However his Johnny Crawford Legacy website states that his wife was by his side when he died.
It also states that Johnny is survived by his wife Charlotte and his two stepdaughters, Brenda and Jamie; his sister Nance, her children Patti, James, Kathie, Shawna, and singer/songwriter Brian Hogan; brother Bobby and his three children.
A message from Charlotte on the website said: “It was a real blessing for me to be there at his passing.
“Johnny was not breathing well and suddenly he just stopped. It was 6:34 p.m. on Thursday, April 29th. It was quiet and simple. I am relieved that he is not battling that dreadful disease any longer.”
Back in 2019, Crawford was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and a GoFund Me page was set up on Facebook to raise funds for his treatment costs.
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