Actor and comedian Anthony Johnson best known for his roles in “Friday” And the “house party,” is dead. He was 55 years old.
His representative, Linnea Bell, confirmed the news to USA Today, calling Johnson an “iconic legend of stage and screen.” The date and cause of his death have not been released yet.
“The comedy world is really shaken up again,” Bell said. “He has left with us wonderful memories of his laugh, dynamic acting skills, but most of all his huge personality and heart of gold. We are a constant tribute to his entire family including his wife Lexis, 3 kids, brother Edward ‘Peanut’ Will be in prayer.’ Smith, sister Sheila, and Lifetime manager and friend Mike D. Please give them the time they need to process and grieve such a huge loss.
Johnson, who was also known to fans as AJ Johnson, appeared in several film roles, including Ezzie in 1990’s “House Party” and Azzle in the 1995 Ice Cube-Chris Tucker classic “Friday”.
ice Cube paid tribute For the actor and comedian on Twitter.
He tweeted, “Sad to hear of the passing of AJ Johnson. Naturally funny dude who was straight out of Compton at the same time. Sorry I couldn’t get your character Ezzle back on the big screen last Friday, ” he tweeted.
Johnson’s other acting credits include 1993’s “Men’s II Society,” 1997’s “B*A*P*S*,” and 1997’s “The Jamie Foxx Show.” Most recently, he starred in 2015’s “Office Staff” and 2019’s “I Got the Hook Up 2”.
his death comes less than a year after his “Friday” co-star, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, who played neighborhood bully and delinquent Deebo, has died At age 62 in December.
Lister’s manager, Cindy Cowan, said she was found unconscious at the time in her home in Marina del Rey, California. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Contribution: The Associated Press