ANTHONY Johnson, best known for his roles in House Party and Friday, was pronounced dead on September 20, 2021.
Johnson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital earlier in the month after he was “found lifeless” in a store, TMZ reported.
Who was Friday star Anthony Johnson and what was his cause of death?
Anthony Johnson was an actor and comedian born on May 5, 1965 in Compton, California.
Johnson was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after he was “found lifeless” at a store earlier in the month, his nephew reported to TMZ.
He was pronounced dead on Monday, September 21 but the cause of death has not been revealed. He was 55-years-old.
Johnson played E.Z.E in House Party and performed stand up comedy all around Los Angeles.
He also appeared in films Lethal Weapon 3 and Menace II Society.
What is the internet saying?
Tributes from fans and friends and family are rushing in on social media.
One user tweeted: "When you watched Black Movies, Stand-Ups and Black Sitcoms in the 90s and some films in the early 2000s , Anthony Johnson was there. He understood the assignment of his supporting roles and made sure you laughed each time. You will be missed AJ #RIP"
Music producer Swiff D said: "RIP AJ Johnson (Ezell). Hands down one of the funniest dudes EVER."
Stand up comedian Rickey Smiley wrote posted a picture of Johnson with the text "Comedian AJ Johnson, Rest in Paradise." In another tweet, he added: "I’m not dealing in grief and sadness… I’m angry."
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