Bill Johnson


Age: 55

Olympic alpine skier who became the first American to capture the Olympic downhill title in 1984, but who lived life on the edge with a swagger and a rebellious attitude that instantly made him a favorite among fans.

Cause of Death: Complications from a series of strokes due to brain damage suffered in a 2001 skiing accident

Born: March 30, 1960

Died: January 21, 2016

Gresham, Oregon