Brad Johnson, Always and Melrose Place actor, dies at 62

Brad Johnson, who was most known for his role in Steven Spielberg's romantic drama Always and his role on Fox's Melrose Place, died on February 18 in Fort Worth, Texas

 He was 62 years old at the time. Johnson's spokesman verified the news to EW.

There was no mention of a cause of death. ohnson, who was born in Tucson, Arizona, in 1959, began his professional rodeo career in 1984

when he was spotted by a casting director looking for cowboys to act in a beer commercial.

Before he started acting, he had a period as the Marlboro Man and worked as a model for Calvin Klein.

In a 1986 episode of CBS's soap series Dallas, he made his debut.

In 1989, Johnson landed the role of Ted Baker in the Steven Spielberg-directed drama Always, opposite Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss

in a remake of Victor Fleming's 1943 classic A Guy Named Joe.

Throughout the 1990s, his huge break led to roles in films and television, including Flight of the Intruder (1991)

the TNT miniseries Rough Riders (1997), and three Left Behind films in which he played protagonist Rayford Steele.