John Hamilton Obituary, Death – I’m sorry to be the one to deliver the tragic news of the passing of another one of our close friends, John Hamilton, but it’s my job to do so. Unfortunately, John, who had not been in the best of health in recent years and passed away just a week ago, was no longer with us.
Most of you are probably aware of this. John didn’t start performing at our small theater until much later in his life, but he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of our best and most respected actors. He has appeared in productions such as Men of the World, The Browning Version, In Praise of Love, The History Boys, The Wooden Dish, and most recently, he gave a performance that was absolutely breathtaking and heartbreaking in On Golden Pond opposite Ann Mabey.
It was always an honor to be in a scene with John because he was so giving, so masterful, and so fascinating on stage. Sharing the stage with him was a privilege. He possessed a mind like a scalpel, an abundance of knowledge, and a wicked sense of humor, and it was a joy to converse with him as well as listen to what he had to say.
I can state with complete sincerity that I, in addition to a great number of other people, loved him very much. It was a wonderful privilege to call him a friend, and everyone will miss him very much. He will be sorely missed. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Marianne, and the rest of their family. In due course, we will share any further information regarding the funeral that becomes available.