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October 15, 2018

With my deepest sorrow, I regret to post the passing of my partner Art Johnson.

His wife Patricia called me to give me the news that his heart had given out overnight.

Many of you knew Art, but I have known him for the past 35 years. Here was a man, who was a very gifted composer, talented multi -instrumental musician, story teller and author who battled two diseases at the same time: Parkinson’s and polio, and yet continued on as best as he could.

I am not sure what his legacy will be, but for all who he touched, we can be sure that we gained much from that relationship and wisdom.

He will most surely be missed, and I would hope that you keep in contact with Patricia, as she needs your support at this time and down the road.

I loved him like he was my brother and will definitely miss his camaraderie, friendship and his stories.

Arthur, RIP now. You deserve it.

Art Johnson’s third novel “Marilyn, My Marilyn” has inspired 12 compositions by the author and musician available to listen to here at ITI Music.

More music is available from Art and others directly from ITI or through your favorite digital and or CD retailer.