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David Johnson’s Unexpected Death; Legends Won’t be Forgotten

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We are informed of heartbreaking news due to David Johnson’s death which has been announced by multiple tweets on May 4, 2022. No sign of health issues or diseases is mentioned in the background for clarifying the cause.

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The legend was considered to be the New Year Honours 2019 who was honored for youth theatre work. Mr. Johnso led many young actors to walk on the right path to stardom has been recognized in the New Year Honours.

Dear David used to run David Johnson Drama. He founded the famous Oldham Theatre Workshop renowned in order to produce some of the best acting talents in Britain such as the late Anne Kirkbride.

This beloved and hard-working trainer launched the Oldham Theatre Workshop almost 50 years ago, which later led him to receive the British Empire Medal (BEM).

David Johnson's death has been announced by multiple tweets on May 4, 2022

He once referred to this victory by saying that it’s fantastic. In his point of view, which might have sounded a cliché, it’s as much about the team he has had as it is about him.

Anna Friel to Coronation Street stars including Suranne Jones and Anne Kirkbride can be considered as one of those who became award-winning actors by Mr. Johnson’s drama classes.

Kirkbride, who gained much popularity by playing the role of Deirdre Barlow in the long-running ITV soap, was one of Mr. Johnson’s students and attended one of his early workshops. She is known to be one of the first of many to end up on the famous Corrie cobbles.

Mr. Johnson expressed: “It is good to see young people go on and have a successful acting career, but I am also pleased that it gives the young people a chance to develop themselves.”

According to several reporters, this legend had worked with three Oscar-nominated directors including Danny Boyle, Brad Bird, and Roland Joffé. Putting them aside, he had also worked with the award-winning screenwriters Russell T Davies and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Also, actor Gerard Kearns, who landed his role as Ian Gallagher in Shameless, is forever grateful to his trainer, Mr. Johnson as Kearns used to attend his classes. The star expressed: “I have learned from David and he has helped with tapes and auditions.”

“He gives us hope and an avenue to achieve what we want to do,” Mr. Gerard said. May this legend, who has led so many to their right paths, rest easy in grace and love.

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World Mourns David Johnson’s Sudden Death

To respect his family’s privacy, no statement was released to clarify the cause after David Johnson’s death announcement. To write a better and more reliable article, we would be grateful for you to share your comments in case you have met him before and have a few more details to share about the legend.

We learned the tragic news from Antony Cotton: “Just heard the saddest news. David Johnson who was the director of the phenomena that was Oldham Theatre Workshop has died. He put so many of us on the map, and kick-started so many careers, both on stage and off. So many of us owe him so much. I’m absolutely gutted.”

He added: “This is David Johnson. He formed my childhood so profoundly, and in turn – my adult life too. Those years were the best years of my life. Rest in Power David. You were the best x.”

One commented: “David Johnson has a huge influence on my life, starting classes at 12 years old, shy, nervous, I grew not only as an actor but as a person for the next 12 years. He believed in me & opened up opportunities I’ll never forget. He nurtured local talent & that will be his legacy.❤️”

Hannah Livingstone tweeted: “Really sad news hearing about the passing of David Johnson. He did so much for theatre training. He pushed me to work really hard and apply myself on stage in a way no one else did. He was also the first person to tell me I “simply had to go to fucking drama school” what a loss x.”

One expressed: “Tonight is a little more somber after learning of the passing of the great David Johnson. I trained with David for 6 years, he taught me so much 😌 A man of great tales and in-depth explanations! The word “ENERGY!” will always remind me of you. Rest in peace ❤️”

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3 Comments

  1. Sharon May 5, 2022

    Heart broken to hear such sad news. I was about to return to his classes again and only found out this morning the loss of this great man..
    David gave me so much in my past classes and gave me the confidence I needed .
    He will be in my heart always so sad to lose such a wonderful man. David johnson will have left so many wonderful memories for so man
    y and he will be remembered . God bless you David.
    Sharon.

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    1. US day News May 5, 2022

      Dear Sharon,
      Thank you for your kind word and condolence. It’s appreciated. Mr. Johnson served well to his community. May he rest in peace.

      Reply
  2. Stephen Daedalus August 4, 2022

    Specific & gentle

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