From the cast of the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," Johnny Brown, Janet Jackson, Ja'Net DuBois, Ralph Carter, Bern Nadette Stanis, Jimmie "J.J." Walker and John Amos are all still alive.
Some of the cast who passed away are:
- Esther Rolle- passed away in 1998 due to complications from diabetes. She was 78.
- Moses Gunn- died on December 16, 1993 at his home in Guilford, Conn. The cause was complications of asthma, he was 64.
- Teddy Wilson- died from stroke on July 21, 1991.
The recent addition to the cast who passed away is the actor Alton "Ben" Powers. He died on April 6, 2015, Monday, in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Details of his death were not released.
Powers played the character of Keith Anderson, a football player and the husband of Thelma Evans, played by Bern Nadette Stanis, in "Good Times." He also appeared as Moochie in the 1980s CBS series "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer" with Stacey Keach, and had guest roles on other TV shows including "Gimmie a Break," "Flamingo Road," "The Greatest American Hero," "The New Odd Couple," and "Laverne & Shirley."