He suffered a brain hemorrhage and died in New York City on Wednesday. He was forty eight.
His sister, Carrie Crombie, confirmed the news of his brother’s death on Saturday April 18, 2015. His organs were donated, and his family plans to take his ashed back to Toronto by bus, because that’s how the actor always liked to travel.
She stated that her brother, best known for appearing in the 1985 film adaptation of Anne Of Green Gables and its two sequels, was a funny man. He loved doing comedy, singing and dancing. As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows.
“I think he was really proud of being Gilbert Blythe and was happy to answer any questions. He really enjoyed that series and was happy, very proud of it, in fact, we all were.” stated Carrie Crombie.
Jonathan Crombie essayed the role of Gilbert Blythe, the love interest and later husband of Anne, in Anne Of Green Gables, Anne Of Avonlea and Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story.
He went on to become an accomplished Shakespearean actor, and was the lead in Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway in the year 2007.
He has been a part of several television shows like The Secret World Of Benjamin Bear, Slings And Arrows, Power Play and Mont Royal in a career that panned over twenty years.
Some of his recent work on television includes shows like The Good Wife and 21 Jump Street.
Jonathan Crombie, was born in Canada. He was the son of former Toronto Mayor and Canadian Cabinet minister David Crombie.
He was discovered at the age of seventeen, when he was performing in a high school production of The Wizard Of Oz.
May his soul rest in peace.
Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the Anne of Green Gables movies, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2105. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and d...2.0