'Melrose Place,' 'Always' actor Brad Johnson dies at 62: Report

Brad Johnson, the actor known for his roles in the Steven Spielberg film "Always" and on the hit TV series

"Melrose Place," has died at age 62, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Johnson, a former rodeo cowboy and "Marlboro Man," died Feb. 18 in Fort Worth

Texas, of complications from COVID-19, his representative Linda McAlister told the trade magazine.

His passing was not publicly reported until this week.

Although he was taken too early, he lived life to the fullest and taught his children to do the same

his family said in a statement provided to the Hollywood Reporter.

Brad greatly enjoyed improving and enhancing land, in a way that maintained and respected its natural beauty.

He always felt most at home outdoors, and his passion for the land made that evident.