LSU announced Tuesday that Martin Johnson, dean of the Manship School of Mass Communication, passed away overnight.
Josh Grimm, the associate Dean for undergraduate studies at Manship, said Johnson passed away in his sleep and his cause of death is not immediately known.
Johnson was dean of the journalism school for two years and was considered an incredible person, father, friend and teacher.
“Our entire LSU Family mourns the loss of Dean Johnson, who was a wonderful colleague, friend, father and husband. We will be forever grateful for Dean Johnson’s countless contributions to the Manship School and LSU, and we will miss him terribly,” said LSU Interim President Tom Galligan and LSU Executive Vice President & Provost Stacia Haynie in a joint statement.