Are Comedian Jimmie Walker’s Unexpected Death Rumors True?
We were informed of comedian Jimmie Walker’s death on September 19, 2022, from a few tweets. No reliable sources have yet neither confirmed the tragic news nor mentioned the cause.
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Born in June 25, 1947, the American actor and comedian portrayed James Evans Jr. (“J.J.”), the older son of Florida and James Evans Sr., which ran from 1974 to 1979 on the CBS television series Good Times.
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1975 and another one in 1976 for his role. Jimmie also starred in Let’s Do It Again alongside John Amos, besides playing in The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened next to James Earl Jones.
Mr. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine. The beloved comedian started to work full-time with WRVR, the radio station of the Riverside Church in 1967.
After two years, he performed as a stand-up comedian. After making appearances on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and on the Jack Paar Show, he was discovered by the casting director for Good Times.
He eventually released one stand-up comedy album during the height of his Good Times popularity: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records (5635).
Mr. Walker was only 26 years old, though his character was much younger during Good Times’ 1974–75 season. John Amos was actually just eight years older than Walker. John was the actor who portrayed Walker’s father on Good Times.
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Nothing yet has been shared officially due to comedian Jimmie Walker’s death. Rumor has it that he passed away on Sept. 18.
On AUG 25, 2018, it was shared that Jimmie Walker swept the nation with his catchphrase “Dyn-o-mite!” as wisecracking J.J. Evans on the hit 1970s sitcom Good Times; however, he never became a superstar in his mind.
“People think it happened to me, but it didn’t. People knew who I was, but they knew who Charlie Manson was. Please, I’ll call you when I’m a superstar. I’ll say, ‘Hey, remember me? Goodbye!” he expressed.
In his belief, that’s because his comic style is timeless and he’s old-school. Jimmie explained at that point that he doesn’t think anyone’s doing what he does anymore.
It’s always been his belief that there are enough people in the world who still want to laugh at clean, decent jokes. He shared that he wants to achieve everything especially since he never had a wedding nor had kids, Jimmie remains married to his career and continues to push forward toward new goals.
When asked what was the transition like to acting after he got cast on Good Times, he replied that it was a different muscle than what he was used to.
Norman Lear was not a guy who did jokes, in his point of view, and Jimmie was a joke guy. Norman Lear wanted his shows to have meaning while Jimmie was never into that.
To know a little about his personal life and his beliefs, Mr. Walker described his political beliefs at length in his autobiography, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir.
He called himself a “logicist,” holding conservative positions on many issues as he believes in “logic and common sense.”
He once revealed after an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, that he has never been married nor fathered children, but has had many girlfriends.
He shared that he did not vote for Barack Obama in 2008, and stated that he would not vote for him in the 2012 election either. Walker described himself politically as a “realist independent” in an interview with CNN, opposing affirmative action after saying that it had outlived its usefulness.
Also, many sources mentioned that the actor was against gay marriage on moral grounds, but believed its legalization should be passed, explaining that it was not worth fighting against.
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