Johnny Lion (born John van Leeuwarden; 4 July 1941 – 31 January 2019) was a Dutch singer, journalist and actor. He was best known for his hit-single "Sophietje". He was born in The Hague. An actor, Lion starred in the movies Siberia (1998) and in Van God Los (2003). A journalist, he worked for Panorama.
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- Zanger Johnny Lion van 'Sophietje' overleden - NOS (in Dutch)
- NFF Bio - Filmfestival (in Dutch)
- De zanger van 'Sophietje' is stervende: 'Johnny Lion is aimabel en bescheiden mens' - Omroep Brabant (in Dutch)
- Johnny Lion (77) overleden - Telegraaf (in Dutch)