Sad news in New Jersey as we can exclusively report that Johnny Karagiorgis has suddenly passed away. Johnny also known as Johnny the Greek was featured on the Real Housewives of New Jersey back in 2013. Him and his wife Penny Karagiorgis were the owners of a salon that Kim D and Teresa both got their hair done at when they ran into someone from Melissa’s past. That someone was Angelo Vrohidis who accused Teresa’s sister-in-law Melissa of being a dancer for less than a year claiming he was her manager.
That’s not all. On March 31, 2013 John and his wife Penny Karagiorgis attended an event for Kim DePaola’s shop that later ended up in a brutal group fight that never aired. That year the couple filed a lawsuit against Joe Gorga, Chris Laurita and Jacqueline Laurita. Joe Gorga and the Laurita’s testified that Johnny was obsessed and fixated with all the cast members. The lawsuit ended up dragging and Bravo never had Penny or Johnny come back on the show.
Our New Jersey insiders tell AllAboutTRH that Johnny suddenly passed away from a Heart Attack. Johnny the Greek had remained a low profile since filing a lawsuit against Bravo. He recently Instagrammed a photo of himself on May 17th getting into shape for the summer writing, “johnnythegrkSummer’s around the corner … Are you getting ready … The grind is real … ?”
I personally had the chance to have multiple conversations with Johnny and he was nothing but sweet to me. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Penny, his children and family. Johnny passed away too soon. May he rest in peace.