John Meiklejohn death: How John Meiklejohn died | Stephen Colbert tribute



John Meiklejohn death: Here is how John Meiklejohn died and the adorable Stephen Colbert tribute that honours his long-time cameraman of 11 years.

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John Meiklejohn died April 13, 2019. He was 82 years old and is survived by Mara Kurtz, Alison and Richard Stewart, and their children Amanda and Gregory, Sasha and David Koren, and their daughter Oona, Kathleen and Paul Ushko and their children Joseph, Dawn, Heather and Maria.

John Meiklejohn death: How John Meiklejohn died | Stephen Colbert tribute


Before his death, Meiklejohn was a veteran camera operator of more than 30 years. He filmed everything from the Tony Awards to Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego? to Stephen’s The Colbery Report.


According to Stephen, John offered an unknowing voice of support in the earliest days of The Colbert Report. Stephen said in his tribute:

“He believed in me.”

Thank you John Meiklejohn

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Another touching video of Stephen honouring John. This was Stephen Colbert’s send off to John Meiklejohn, his family friend who is one of the best camera operators in the business.

John worked with Stephen since day one of The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


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John Meiklejohn funeral held April 14th at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 1761 Amsterdam Ave at 76th Street.


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