Sadly, news broke just this past weekend that Jonathan Crombie, who played the iconic role, died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage on April 15 in New York City.
The Canadian actor’s boy-next-door charm on CBC’s TV drama adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s AoGG and left hearts all over this country swooning are now mourning his loss.
I'm so very sad Gilbert Blythe has died. I loved him so very much. My 8th grade heart mourns. #AnneOfGreenGables forever
— molaikowski (@molaikowski) April 20, 2015
Jonathan Crombie and Megan Follows had fantastic chemistry together in Anne of Green Gables. He’ll always be Gilbert Blythe. RIP Jonathan.
— Sera (@Sera188) April 18, 2015
— Sarah Pulliam Bailey (@spulliam) April 18, 2015
RIP Jonathan Crombie, you’ll always be Gil in our hearts.