Jimmy Garrett Death – Obituary News: Jerry on The Lucy Show passed away .
We are sad to report that Actor Jimmy Garrett , Best know for his work as a child actor on “The Lucy Show”. Has died at the age of 66.
Jimmy Garrett played Lucy Carmichael’s son Jerry Carmichael. Along with Ralph Hart (as Vivian Bagley’s son Sherman) and Candy Moore (as Lucy’s daughter Chris). His death was announced today September 18th on social media by Lucille Ball Tribute.
Jimmy Garrett was used minimally during the “The Lucy Show” 3rd season. While Hart and Moore were dropped at the end of the third season, Garrett made two appearances at the beginning of season four, and then was dropped from the series as well.
Jimmy Garrett died very suddenly at home, after a freak fall due to complications from diabetes.
Rest easy James Coleman Garrett, 1954-2021.
Confirming his death George Pennacchio wrote
R.I.P. JIMMY GARRETT
Jimmy was the boy chosen to play Lucy’s son, Jerry Carmichael, on “The Lucy Show.”
I learned tonight Jimmy has died at the age of 66. He would have been 67 next week.
He was having serious leg problems from his diabetes and he had a fall. His ex-wife, Laura, told me she and their kids (Amelie, 13 and Spencer, 10) found him at his place on Wednesday. It’s been a difficult couple of days for them, just now ready to let people know.
Jimmy also played Debbie Reynolds’ son in the movie, “The Second Time Around.”
Laura told me he loved saying that “he’s joked with Lucille Ball, sung with Ethel Merman and kissed Marilyn Monroe.” Jimmy auditioned for Marilyn’s final film and she loved him so much, she gave him kisses all over his cheeks.
If you follow me, you know I’m a longtime Lucy fan.
I was also a Jimmy fan. What a great legacy to leave behind, having been a part of a sitcom loved by millions.
We are devastated to learn Jimmy Garrett (Jerry on #TheLucyShow) passed away. We are sending our condolences and love to his children Amilie & Spencer. Jerry would’ve turned 67 just next week.
Rest well, Jimmy. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Yos59Gjekp
— Lucille Ball Tribute (@LucyTributePage) September 18, 2021
Lucille Ball Tribute @LucyTributePage We are devastated to learn Jimmy Garrett (Jerry on #TheLucyShow) passed away. We are sending our condolences and love to his children Amilie & Spencer. Jerry would’ve turned 67 just next week. Rest well, Jimmy.
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Laura Johansen wrote
Dear Friends and Family –
We hope you’re all well and safe and apologize in advance for sharing this very sad news via social media. We wanted you to know that Amelie & Spencer’s beloved father, Jimmy Garrett, has passed away very shockingly and unexpectedly a few days ago. The children are so heartbroken and traumatised and are missing their Daddy so very much. He died very suddenly at home, after a freak fall due to complications from diabetes. He loved his children more than anything, was an expert conversationalist and story-teller, so congenial, a truly gifted photographer, loved talking all about growing up in the film and TV world, was the life of every party, and we’re all in such shock and bewilderment that he is no longer with us.
Our kids are only 10 and 13 and in deep mourning and just wishing they could have their Daddy back. They need all the love and support in the world right now.
In terms of his early career in film and television, he loved to say that his big claims to fame were that he’d joked with Lucille Ball, sung with Ethel Merman and kissed Marilyn Monroe (he auditioned for a role in her final film, and she was so smitten with him that she showered him with kisses all over his little face). His memories of being a child actor were always so insightful and wonderful.
I’ve made this post public to spread the word. Feel free to share the news with those who love him and would like to know. We are planning to have a memorial for him soon. It’s his birthday next week and we’ll have something very small with close family and friends then, and a tribute memorial for him in the weeks to follow.
Rest well, James Coleman Garrett, 1954-2021. Gone way too soon. Now he is at peace.
NOT AN OBITUARY .