DEAD: Arte Johnson (aged 90)
Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019) was an American comic actor who was a regular on television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His best-remembered characters on the sketch show were a German soldier with the catchphrase “Verrrry interesting…”, and an old man who habitually propositioned Ruth Buzzi’s spinster character.
DEATH: Johnson lived in Southern California with his wife, Gisela. He was a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, having been diagnosed and successfully treated in 1997. Johnson died on July 3, 2019, after being ill for three years with bladder and prostate cancer. He was survived by his wife and brother. Arte Johnson was 90.