Johnny Depp's Tribute To Jonathan Frid, Who Has Passed Away Aged 87

Johnny Depp's Tribute To Jonathan Frid, Who Has Passed Away Aged 87Jonathan Frid was TV's beloved Barnabas Collins, starring in the offbeat supernatural soap Dark Shadows from 1966 until 1971. He has passed away at the age of 87.

In less than three weeks, Frid will be making his last screen appearance with a cameo in the Dark Shadows movie.

Rather than writing something myself, I want to pass along the tribute paid by Johnny Depp, the new Barnabas Collins.

Jonathan Frid was the reason I used to run home from school to watch Dark Shadows. His elegance and grace was an inspiration then and will continue to remain one forever more.

When I had the honor to finally meet him, as he so generously passed the torch of Barnabas to me, he was as elegant and magical as I had always imagined.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends. The world has lost a true original.

More than ever, we will be looking to Depp and Tim Burton to honour cherished memories.

Goodbye, Mr. Frid.