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. He passed away on April 29, 2021, at the age of 75.

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.

Bobby and Johnny Crawford Photo credit: Memphis Film Festival 2012