He was 84 years old, he died on March 2, his daughter said.
“It’s too scary. It will never happen. It’s a shock. It’s literally taken out of our lives. It’s not real for us yet,” Sharon Brown, actor and composer, wrote on Friday. “So there will be more to say, but not now. Dad was absolutely the best. We love him very much.”
“Good Times” was an additional product from “Maud” and focused on the Evans family led by the Matriarch of Florida (Esther Rolle) in the Chicago Housing Project. It also featured Jimmy Walker, who became famous for his “Dynomite!” Brand. phrase, and young Janet Jackson.
In addition to four years on the show, Brown frequently appeared on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and enjoyed a long career in singing and stage.
Other credits include “The Flip Wilson Show,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Martin.” He appeared on Broadway with Sammy Davis Jr. and Sicily Tyson in the 1960s.
The cause of death was not reported.
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