Remembering Jonathan Crombie

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie was known for his role as Gilbert Blythe in CBC Television's “Anne of Green Gables.” 

When Crombie died April 15, 2015, at 48 of a brain hemorrhage, his sister, Carrie Crombie, shared fond memories of her late brother with CBC News.

"He was funny, he was sweet, he loved acting, he loved comedy and singing and dancing," she said. "As a little kid, he just loved Broadway shows and all of that kind of stuff and would sing and dance in the living room."

We take a deeper look into the actor’s life, legacy, and untimely death.

'I am in the depths of despair': Green Gables fans mourn Jonathan Crombie

Tributes to Jonathan Crombie

What a beautiful gentleman. I loved him as "Gilbert", and he was an amazing actor. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but was so heartbroken when I learned of his passing. Far too young. My heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

~Kelly Kerr, St.Albert, Alberta

A fabulous actor. I loved his warmth and the effort and craft he put into creating his characters.

~Sarah Brown, Brighton, England

Still one of my first crushes! I watch AOGG often, as I own them on dvd! Can't believe this beautiful soul, is no longer here with us! His light still shines brightly, for those of us who will never forget him! Rest easy Jonathan, we will never forget you!

~Tina Larson, Covington, Washington

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Megan Follows remembers Jonathan Crombie

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Born and raised in Toronto, Jonathan was discovered at 17 while performing in a high school production of The Wizard of Oz. Casting director Diane Polley, the mother of actress Sarah Polley, helped bring him to the CBC TV miniseries Anne of Green Gables that ultimately earned him thousands of fans. Read more