Everyone, I have some sad and surprising news. Jonathan Crombie, the actor who became the perfect Gilbert Blythe for us, is dead. I found out yesterday that he died on April 15th, of a brain hemorrhage.
I'm not one to cry over actors' deaths, because I know they aren't actually the character I love, but I was still very surprised and saddened. He was only 48! I only hope Jonathan Crombie gave his life to Jesus before he died.
When I was reading about his death some family members said in the article that he always loved his role of Gilbert Blythe and would even answer to the name of Gilbert, when called so by fans or such. So sweet! It sounds like he was a lot like the character he played, temperate and personality wise.
Sadly, beside the fact that he died, this also means my secret hopes of a Rilla of Ingleside sequel are squashed. :(
So, without further ado, here's a tribute to my favorite hero EVER, Gilbert Blythe, brought to life by Jonathan Crombie. He was a talented actor who will always and forever be Gilbert Blythe to me.
Anne and Gil...
the first meeting!
Or say "I'm soory!"
Like, seriously, Anne, what was wrong with you. Gilbert is the best guy ever.
I will always love Gilbert Blythe. Thank your for portraying him so well, Jonathan. <3