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John Mitchum Dead At 82

Character actor John Mitchum a Mother Lode resident for several years, has died at age 82. Mitchum succumed to the effects of several strokes at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles this week, according to a family spokesperson

He appeared in several films with his brother, the late Robert Mitchum, and penned several poems, including “America, Why I Love Her”, which was recorded by actor john Wayne. Mitchum leaves his wife Bonnie, 2 daughters and several grandchildren.