Famed actor and comedian Anthony Johnson has reportedly passed away after 55 incredible years. TMZ reports that Johnson was found lifeless at a store in the greater Los Angeles area and rushed to the hospital shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead after arriving at the medical facility. Thus far, no cause of death has been revealed.
Throughout his career, Johnson appeared in several films such as Panther, B.A.P.S., The Player’s Club, How To Be A Player and I Got The Hook-Up. He also appeared in Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s music videos, “F Wit Dre Day” and “Real Muthaphuckkin G’s.” With that said, he is best known for appearances in Def Jam Comedy and House Party 3 while also playing Ezal in Friday.
After learning of his passing, thousands of Johnson’s fans, friends and family members took to social media to pay tribute to the late actor and comedian.
— Rickey Smiley (@RickeySmiley) September 20, 2021
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RIP to comedian and actor Anthony Johnson. pic.twitter.com/jUHP4LFHGI
— Ave (@SebastianAvenue) September 20, 2021