Johnny Hardwick, the popular voice actor, writer, comedian, and YouTuber, has passed away on August 8. He was 64. The late actor was popularly known for his portrayal of Dale Gribble in the animated sitcom, King of the Hill. Since the news of the actor’s death came, many of his fans have been curious to know about his cause of death. In this article, we’ve provided information on just that.
Johnny Hardwick cause of death
The cause of death of Johnny Hardwick has not been disclosed by his family or relevant authorities.
Hardwick’s death was confirmed by Hector Nieto of the Medical Examiner’s officer in Austin, to the USA Today. This was after the actor’s body was discovered in his home, by authorities who were conducting an urgent welfare check.
Meanwhile, the authorities made it clear that they suspected no foul play.
However, some accounts claim that he passed away from heart attack. As of the time of writing this article, there is no confirmation or otherwise of this claim.
What we know about Johnny Hardwick.
Hardwick was born on September 21, 1958, in Austin, Texas.
The actor began performing stand-up comedy in his community in 1990. He would later appear on The Jon Stewart Show and at the Montreal Comedy Festival and The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.
His character with the distinctive Texas drawl had been with the Emmy-winning animated series since its debut in 1997 through its final episode on Fox in 2010.
Hardwick was confirmed to return for the show’s streaming comeback earlier this year by Hulu, where the reruns presently air. At the time of his passing, the new season’s recordings were still unfinished.
During the first Fox seasons of King of the Hill, Hardwick was listed as a producer and writer. In 2001 and 2002, he was nominated for an Emmy as the show’s supervising producer.
Also in 1999, when King of the Hill won the award for Outstanding Animated Program, he also received an Emmy nomination. After King of the Hill’s first run concluded, Hardwick started his own successful YouTube channel.
Moreover, according to Hardwick’s profile on Campus Live, he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in journalism.
John Hardwick family
Actress Robyn Lively and John Michael Hardwick got married from 1991 to 1994 but they weren’t parents. From any other relationships, he did not have any known children.
His parents were John Hardwick and Anne Hardwick. He had a younger brother, Mark Hardwick. His parents and brother are all deceased.