It is with great sadness that we share the news of Johnny Crawford’s passing. He slipped away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021, with Charlotte, his wife, by his side.

We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support from friends and fans around the world. Johnny touched so many people, through his music and his performances. We are truly blessed that they remain as his legacy.

A message from Charlotte, Johnny’s wife, is on our News & Events page.

Our prayers and our hearts are with the Crawford family.

Johnny Crawford young and now
Johnny Crawford as Mark McCain on The Rifleman and more recently

Welcome to all the folks who admire Johnny Crawford and appreciate what he accomplished in television, film, and popular music since the 1950s.

Sadly, Johnny was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and he was living in a memory care residence before contracting COVID-19. After recovering, he overcame a bout of pneumonia. Following a temporary placement at a skilled nursing facility, he was moved to an excellent smaller care home close to his wife. He had his loving family supervising and his friends doing window and patio visits for his safety.

As cruel as Alzheimer’s disease is, Johnny still had that warm smile and sparkle in his eyes.

Johnny is survived by his wife Charlotte and his two stepdaughters, Brenda and Jamie; his sister Nance, her children Patti, Kathie, Shawna, singer/songwriter Brian Hogan, and tenor James Kirkland; brother Bobby and his three children.

Charlotte and Bobby are sharing some of the home movies and videos that Johnny collected over the years—from his cowboy days to his time conducting and singing with his dance orchestra. These very special moments have never been seen or heard by his fans. They are now available on limited edition DVDs, with more releases planned.

Here in our Store, you can purchase the first two of these rare live music recordings and videos that celebrate Johnny’s wonderful career, along with other merchandise. You can support the family while enjoying his amazing work as an actor, musician and outstanding artist.

Bobby and Johnny Crawford Photo credit: Memphis Film Festival 2012