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Real Story Behind Comedian Anthony Johnson’s Cause of Death


We are deeply saddened to inform you that Anthony “AJ” Johnson from Friday has passed away at the age of 55. For more details surrounding Anthony Johnson’s cause of death, stay up with us.

The heartbreaking news of Anthony Johnson’s death was revealed on September 20, 2021, on social media. One online source has reported that the comedian died from an illness, but his family has not revealed the cause of death yet.

Anthony Johnson was born in Compton, California, on May 5, 1965. His father was a stuntman and also a founder of the Black Stuntmen’s Association.

Real Story Behind Comedian Anthony Johnson's Cause of Death
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Johnson began his acting career in his early twenties. He landed a starring role as E.Z.E. in House Party in 1990. Shortly after that, Anthony started doing stand-up in bars in Los Angeles.

The ‘I Got the Hook-Up’ star appeared in Lethal Weapon 3 as a drug dealer and in Menace II Society. He gained more fame when he appeared in the 1995 comedy Friday as Ezal, a crackhead and thief.

Johnson has also starred in The Players Club, Panther, I Got The Hook Up, B*A*P*S, Def Jam’s How to Be a Player, and Repos. He also appeared in several rap videos.

The comedian played Sleazy-E, a parody of Eazy-E in Dr. Dre’s “Dre Day” ( 1992). He appeared again as Sleazy-E in the video clip for Eazy-E’s “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s” (1993).

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What’s Anthony Johnson’s cause of death at 55?

According to reports, Anthony Johnson’s cause of death is still unknown. His family also has not released any statement surrounding Johnson’s death cause at this time.

A.J. Johnson, who was most known for his notable role as Ezal in Friday, studied at Centennial High School (Compton). The news about his death has flooded social media platforms, including youtube.

Johnson’s nephew has reported that Anthony was found lifeless in a store earlier this month in LA and rushed to a hospital. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead in hospital.

Real Story Behind Comedian Anthony Johnson's Cause of Death
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A Gofundme page was created on his behalf, writing: “One of our favorite and beloved comedians, A.J. Johnson, has gone to be with the Lord. Please help us by donating for his homegoing service and ongoing support for his children and grandchildren…..”

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On July 31, 2017, Johnson suffered a panic attack at LaGuardia Airport in NY on his way to a comedy show. In August 2018, he attended the White Family Reunion in Paducah, KY.

Anthony appeared in over 50 movies and TV shows throughout his career, but he was best known for his roles in Friday and House Party and for starring in the Lethal Weapon franchise.

Johnson’s acting career took off in the 90s, and he went on to star as a stand-up comedian. On the TV side, A.J. appeared in episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Def Comedy Jam,” “Martin,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” “Moesha,” “South Central,” “Malcom & Eddie” and “The Jamie Foxx Show” throughout his career.

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Reactions to A.J. Johnson’s Death

Shortly after the heartbreaking news of A.J. Johnson’s death was revealed, devasted friends and fans stated their condolences on social media and paid poignant tributes to him.

Real Story Behind Comedian Anthony Johnson's Cause of Death
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One social media user wrote: “RIP AJ Johnson, man shit really hurt me.. from Friday to I Got The Hook-Up.. a Legend. Rest In Peace, man..a lot of my childhood jokes come from the movies you was in.. damn.”

Another Twitter user said: “Dam AJ Johnson (Ezel) for Friday has passed away. Cancel the next Friday movie. Too many legends are gone, let the legacy remain as is. R.I.P. AJ.”

“R.I.P. to comedy/acting LEGEND, Anthony Johnson. It’s being reported he passed at the age of 56. Some of his most notable roles were in 90s classics like House Party, I Got The Hook-Up, BAPS, and Friday,” one fan wrote.

“What??? We are losing so many names in the entertainment industry over the last couple of years. I pray for strength and healing for Anthony Johnson’s family to get through this tough time,” another Twitter user wrote.

“RIP Anthony Johnson. He had more quotable lines in one movie than a lot of people’s careers,” added another.

It is a difficult time for Johnson’s family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the great comedian, and we ask you all to keep Anthony, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.

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  1. Taylor\me🧸🧸 September 21, 2021

    He was a good character in Friday and he was the best I hope you Rest In Peace WE GOING TO KEEP YOUR NAME UP R.I.P BRO🕊🪦

  2. Vicki September 30, 2021

    This just another sad situation and should be a wake up call for many.I’m sorry for the loss of Life. He was a amazing Actor , who brought his Character to life.Thank for sharing your blessing with us .Rest Well
    Thanks for the Laughs


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