Losing a loved one is incredibly hard. It is also heartbreaking when a celebrity you liked or admired passes away. While we may not know them personally, they have in some way touched our lives.

John Beasley’s death is an incredibly sad event, and he will be sorely missed.

John Beasley was best known for his roles in The Soul Man and Everwood. He had a long string of memorable roles on television and in films. He passed away at the age of 79 years old.


His son Mike Beasley took to Facebook to confirm the tragic news. “Man…you know this is a part of life…but that doesn’t make it any easier,” Mike wrote. “I lost my best friend today. They say you shouldn’t ever meet your heroes because they don’t turn out to be who you thought they were. That is so wrong.  My hero was my father,” he wrote.

“Thank you for everything. I hope I made you proud. Love you more,” he further added, alongside a photo of himself with his arm around his smiling father’s shoulders.

John’s other son Tyrone told the media that his father had been undergoing tests for his liver when he took a turn for the worst.

Man…you know this is a part of life…but that doesn’t make it any easier. I lost my best friend today. They say you…Posted by Mike Beasley on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

John was born on June 26, 1943, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was well into his 40s when he began to pursue his passion for acting. His first acting credit came in 1989, after which he would routinely get roles for television and film roles.

His biggest success to date was playing Irv Harper on the TV family drama Everwood, he started the role in 2002. His other major role was in Cedric the Entertainer’s sitcom series The Soul Man from 2012 to 2016.

Other roles the actor had in films included roles in Sinister, The Sum of All Fears, The General’s Daughter, Walking Tall, The Mighty Ducks, and, most recently, Firestarter, among many others. His other notable projects include CSI, The Lost Room, NCIS, Boston Legal, CSI: Miami, Treme, and The Mandalorian.

John is survived by his two sons Mike and Tyrone Beasley, his wife of 58 years Judy, and his six grandchildren.

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