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AUSTIN, TEXAS John Johnson, 46, died on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Few people were so full of life and had such a positive impact on so many people.John graduated in 1983 from Hixson High School in Chattanooga. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, with a Minor in English, in 1988 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. John had a successful and dynamic career working in film production. He was the Production Designer for the feature film, The Slaughter Rule, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002. He also worked on such feature films as Basic Instinct and Sneakers; music videos such as Neil Young's Harvest Moon, Green Day's Basket Case, Cypress Hill's Insane in the Membrane, and Leann Rimes' One Way Ticket (in which he had a memorable cameo dancing in a fireman's outfit with Leann); and numerous nationally run television commercials. He resided for extended periods in San Francisco, Chicago, Austin and his native Chattanooga.John was a prominent front-man in several revered rock bands, including the Feast of Pigs and the Butthorn Four of Chattanooga and Red Mist of Austin. With the Feast of Pigs and Butthorn Four, John and his band mates pioneered "grunge rock" before Nirvana or anyone else had even heard the term. He blended elements of Southern Rock, Punk Rock, Classic Rock, and Post-Punk Goth and Alternative into a memorable, entertaining, and passionate sound.John's love of music is legendary. He loved music that ranged from the Louvin Brothers to N.W.A. He shared his music with so many friends by way of mixed tapes, mixed CD's, and finally his Facebook page. John was also an avid reader, sometimes painter (particularly in his youth), and huge fan of the Boston Celtics.John had a beautiful spirit and warm heart. He deeply loved his friends and family. He was drawn to good-hearted people from all walks of life. He will be sorely missed by so many people.John had a beautiful spirit and warm heart. He deeply loved his friends and family. He was drawn to good-hearted people from all walks of life. He will be sorely missed by so many people.He is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Bettye Johnson; and by his sister, Kellye Johnson.John is survived by his wife, Dawn Johnson of Austin; his brother, Keith Johnson, of Chattanooga; and his beloved dogs Pearl and Forrest.He is also survived by extended family who reside mainly in the areas of Chattanooga or Oliver Springs, Tennessee.John's friends and family are planning a memorial service for John in Chattanooga. More information regarding that service will be forthcoming.Memorial donations, which will help offset the expenses to care for John during his illness, may be made by way of http://jjsyncslate.com.