Anthony ‘A.J.’ Johnson, ‘Friday’ and ‘House Party’ Actor, Dies at 55

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Anthony "AJ" Johnson is seen present  successful  "Friday." Johnson passed distant  astatine  the property  of 55.

Anthony "AJ" Johnson is seen present successful "Friday." Johnson passed distant astatine the property of 55.

Christie D’Zurilla
Los Angeles Times

Anthony “A.J.” Johnson, a comedian and histrion known for performances successful the 1990s movies “Friday,” “Menace II Society,” and “House Party,” has died. He was 55.

Confirmation of Johnson’s decease came Monday from his agent, LyNea Bell.

“The satellite of Comedy has genuinely been shaken, again,” she said successful a connection to the Los Angeles Times. “Our BH Talent household is heartbroken astir the nonaccomplishment of the iconic fable of signifier and surface Mr. Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson. He has near with america astonishing memories of his laughter, dynamic acting skills, but astir of each his tremendous property and bosom of gold.”

Bell continued connected Instagram, posting a photograph of the histrion and writing, “My hearts hurts … The satellite mislaid an icon. a legend..R.I.P. A.J. Johnson.. you volition beryllium missed by galore connected truthful galore levels.”

No origin of decease was provided. Johnson was recovered unresponsive successful a store successful Los Angeles earlier this period and taken to a hospital, wherever helium was pronounced dead, TMZ reported.

Johnson had much than 40 credits connected movies and TV shows, including “Moesha” and “Martin.”

“Sad to aftermath up to the quality astir AJ Johnson passing away. Naturally comic dude who was consecutive outta Compton astatine the aforesaid time. Sorry I couldn’t bring your quality Ezal backmost to the large surface successful Last Friday,” Ice Cube tweeted Monday, nodding to a movie task planned for 2023 release.

Ice Cube, who co-wrote “Friday” with DJ Pooh, appeared with Johnson and then-newcomer Chris Tucker successful the 1995 comedy.
“Rest casual AJ!,” DJ Pooh tweeted.

Johnson is survived by his, woman Lexis, 3 children and his member and sister.

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