- Veteran comedian and actor Anthony Johnson, also known as AJ, passed on Monday, September 6
- Johnson was a stand-up comedian who appeared in films such as Friday and House Party
- The multitalented actor was born on May 5, 1965, and grew up in Compton, Calif
Anthony Johnson, an actor and comedian known for small but memorable roles in Friday and House Party died on Monday, September 6.
His death, in a hospital in Los Angeles County, was confirmed by his agent, Lynea Bell and the county medical examiner’s office but neither specified a cause.
Johnson is perhaps best known for playing Ezal, a drug addict and thief who unintentionally interrupts a heist, in the 1995 movie Friday.
Following the news of Johnson’s death, celebrities and fans paid tribute to him on social media.
"Anthony “AJ” Johnson, a comedian and actor best known for his parts in Friday and House Party has passed away at age 55. Our prayers and condolences go out to the family," read a post on official Facebook page of Soul TV.
“Sad to wake up to the news about AJ Johnson passing away. Naturally funny man who was from Compton at the same time,” wrote Ice Cube.
Nollywood actor Stanley Okoro passes on
The Nigerian entertainment industry has had to say reluctant goodbyes to prominent, young and promising individuals.
According to reports sighted by Legit.ng, the film star passed away on Wednesday, August 11, after a suspected case of food poisoning.
The young man still put up a post a day before his tragic demise.
"If money when you get no fit solve your problem, my brother chop."
Actor Seun Michael passes away
The year 2021 has indeed been a hard one for the Nigerian entertainment industry and lovers of music and movies.
Popular Nollywood actor, Seun Michael, sadly passed away on August 11 and the news was broken by his colleague, Ayo Olaiya on Instagram.
The late actor worked with Olaiya as his main production manager and also worked closely with actress, Funke Akindele-Bello, in the same capacity.
The actor had reportedly complained of malaria before his sudden death and was supposed to hit the location on Friday for another project.