This talented actor died in 1991.
We knew him as Little Joe and as Michael Landon.
People cherish the characters he portrayed.
He starred in three shows in a span of three decades.
In fifty-four years he did a great deal.
He starred in Highway to Heaven and now he's in Heaven for real.
His illness caused him to go down fast.
We will always remember the work he did in the past.
In the last week of June his skin was gray.
Sadly one week later he passed away.
When we learned about his illness, many fans were bound to find it scary.
We lost the man from Little house on the prairie.
Everyone knows it wasn't fair for him to die.
He succumbed to cancer on the first day of july.
He was Joe, Charles and Jonathon.
It was sad to say good-bye to Michael Landon.
(Dedicated to Michael Landon who died July 1, 1991. Twenty years ago today.)