“America’s Dad” and “Good Times” star John Amos was left fighting for his life in the ICU after becoming a victim of elder abuse and probable financial crimes according to his daughter, Shannon Amos.
Last month, Shannon said she received a dreaded call from her father informing her that he was hospitalized in Memphis. She claims that when she was abroad, she was able to quickly FaceTime with John before his suffering became intolerable and he had to be hospitalized.
Who is Shannon Amos?
Shannon Amos is the daughter of veteran actor John Amos and artist Noel Mickelson. She grew up around Hollywood, working on the sets of well-known comedies and films like “Good Times” and “Coming to America.” Shannon gained a lot of knowledge from seeing the production process behind the scenes since her father wanted her to understand the financial markets of Hollywood.
Shannon’s first step towards realizing her dream of becoming a producer came when she obtained a job as an intern working with director Spike Lee on his movie Mo Better Blues.
Shannon was recruited by director Ted Demme as a production assistant on “Yo! MTV Raps,” MTV’s debut hip-hop program. She advanced fast within the production personnel, becoming an associate producer. She was hired as a segment producer on the Emmy Award-winning show America’s Most Wanted after relocating to Washington, DC. Later, Shannon was employed by BET Networks as a producer.
Shannon relocated to Los Angeles in 2001, where the music business was booming. She started making music videos for many R&B and hip-hop musicians, such as Snoop, Jodeci, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. Due to Shannon’s skills, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment employed her as a creative executive and credited her with the company’s DVD sales success.
Shannon struck out on her own in 2009 and established the boutique talent management and production company named Afterglow Multimedia, LLC.
Shannon has established a GoFundMe with a $500k goal in an effort to support her dad’s recovery and aid in finding those allegedly responsible. According to Shannon, John’s treatment, legal costs, and aftercare will be covered by the funds. She added that the family is working with law enforcement and the Colorado Bureau of Investigations in seeking justice.