John H. Johnson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 19, 1918

Death Date

August 8, 2005

Age of Death

87 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure



The journalist John H. died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Publisher and entrepreneur who founded Johnson Publishing as well as the magazines Ebony and Jet. He was a recipient of both the Spingarn Medal (presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He married Eunice Walker in 1941.



“It’s better to get smart than to get mad. I try not to get so insulted that I will not take advantage of an opportunity to persuade people to change their minds.” (John H. Johnson)


“Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.” (John H. Johnson)


“Every day I run scared. That’s the only way I can stay ahead.” (John H. Johnson)


“When I go in to see people – and I sell an occasional ad now – I never say, ‘Help me because I am black’ or ‘Help me because I am a minority.’ I always talk about what we can do for them.” (John H. Johnson)


“You spend so much time in your profession it ought to be something you love.” (John H. Johnson)