Comedian Fuquan Johnson was pronounced dead Friday night (September 3) after an apparent overdose, reports say.
Johnson, 42, reportedly overdosed on fentanyl-laced cocaine in a Venice home, TMZ writes. The outlet also states that two others were pronounced dead at the scene. Comedian Kate Quigley, who lives next door to the house, was hospitalized in critical condition. The identity of the two other party attendees has not yet been released.
Medical examiners will determine what killed all three victims. Sources tell TMZ that all four attendees took in the laced cocaine. The controlled substance known as Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100 times stronger than morphine. The LAPD is investigating who supplied the doses of painkillers.
American actor, writer, and producer Luke Barnett shared a tweet about the passing of Johnson, calling him a “local icon in the North Hollywood community.” A drink was left out in honor of Johnson at cocktail lounge NoBAR in North Hollywood, a place that Johnson would frequent.
Just last Sunday (August 29), Johnson took to the stage at the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show hosted at the Laugh Factory.
“We were blessed to just have you grace our stage last Sunday… Extremely funny, extremely real, and will be extremely missed,” Chocolate Sundaes said in a condolence post on Instagram.
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