Olympic skier who became the first American man to win the gold medal in alpine skiing at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics.
He was given the choice of jail time or ski academy after a brush with the law.
He was often in trouble with the law as a child, stealing or breaking into houses.
He fathered three sons with Gina Ricci before their divorce in 1999.
He was played by Anthony Edwards in a TV movie, "Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story."