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Comedian and actor Anthony Johnson has passed away, Granthshala News can confirm. He was 55 years old.

His representative, Linnea Bell, confirmed his death on Monday. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson at the age of 55,” she told Granthshala News.


“Our BH talent family is saddened by the loss of our client and friend Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson, an amazingly iconic legend in comedy,” he said in a statement. “We are praying for all those who were impressed by his comedy, acting but also his whole life. We are especially praying for his lovely wife, children, siblings and manager. Please give him that Give them the time they need to process and grieve. Such a great loss.”

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No cause of death was given.

Johnson was best known for playing Ezel, an addict and thief, in “Friday”. He also starred in “Lethal Weapon 3,” “House Party,” “Moesha,” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.”

After gaining fame in the 90s, Johnson also did standup comedy routines in bars and clubs.

TMZ. ForJohnson’s nephew revealed that the actor “was found dead in a store in Los Angeles earlier this month and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

Johnson was born in 1965 in Compton, California.