Jonathan Crombie has died. He was a Canadian actor, he is best known his Anne of Green Gables portrayal of Gilbert Blythe, at the time of his death he was just forty-eight years old. It had been his sister,Carrie Crombie who informed CBC News that her brother had suffered a brain hemorrhage, he died Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in New York City.
“He was funny, he was sweet,” his sister said. “He loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing. As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows and all of that kind of stuff and would sing and dance in the living room.”
He also starred in other shows such as “The Good Wife” and “21 Jump Street.”
More on Crombie, he was from Canada and his Dad is a former mayor of Toronto and former Canadian federal Cabinet Minister. He also appeared on Broadway.
Toronto mayor John Tory reacted on Twitter.
On behalf of the people of #Toronto, I extend to the entire Crombie family my deepest sympathies on sudden death of actor Jonathan Crombie.