I grew up loving this man because of such talent he had. There were so many other people I could have looked up to as a child, but there was something about him that was just so fun and entertaining. He was such an admirable person, and the world is less enjoyable without him.
The very first time I saw him was in the movie "Problem Child," as Ben Healy (also -- Problem Child 2), and I grew to love him in his role as Jack Tripper on "Three's Company." What other man could you see playing that role to perfection the way that John did? I also loved him in his short-lived role as Ted Buchanan on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, my favorite show. And I definitely can't forget "8 Simple Rules..."
There were so many other movies and television apperances that he took part it, but those are my favorite memories of him.
I'll never forget hearing about John's death and how I felt. My mom didn't even want to tell me that morning because she knew it would upset me. I feel so much sympathy for Amy Yasbeck, his older children, his young daughter, Stella, for she will never know her father but only through the television, books, magazines, and stories.
This world truly lost one beautiful person.