Stephen R. Johnson

Obituary
  • "A man of talent and wisdom."
    - Jayne Logue
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    - Brenda Haverkamp
  • "I knew Stephen at USC. The biggest compliment I can give..."
    - C Kirshman
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    - David Hauschild
  • "Stephen- You were a talented artist and a true friend. I'll..."
    - de Long Scott

1952 - 2015
Director, Stephen R. Johnson died at age 62 from cardiac complications on Monday January 26, 2015. Stephen was a director of music videos, TV, and commercials and also made a film for Amnesty International of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". He won a Grammy Award for the music video Steam by Peter Gabriel in 1994. He won nine MTV awards for directing Sledgehammer in 1986. He directed the first season of Pee Wee's Playhouse, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award.
Graveside services were conducted near his parent's home in Fort Scott, Kansas. Words of remembrance can be submitted to the online celebration wall at cheneywitt.com.
Published on NYTimes.com from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2015