Comedian Fuquan Johnson among three dead from drug overdose at LA party
6 September 2021, 12:20 | Updated: 6 September 2021, 12:32
The stand-up comedian among three others were found dead from 'fentanyl-laced cocaine overdoses' at a LA party over the weekend.
Comedian Fuquan Johnson and two others passed away while a model was reportedly rushed to hospital in critical condition this weekend from drug overdoses.
Three people have passed away from overdoses of fentanyl-laced cocaine – including Johnson, 42.
The Los Angeles-based comedian was among three people who were found dead at a party in the Venice in Los Angeles early Saturday morning.
According to TMZ, the two other deceased victims are Enrico Colangeli (Rico Angeli) and Natalie Williamson, who were 48 and 33 years old, respectively.
Model Kate Quigley, was transported to a hospital in critical condition.
Johnson was a frequent performer on the Los Angeles comedy circuit, performing at various venues for the last 10 years.
Comedian-model Quigley, who once dated Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker, has appeared in several television shows such as; The Office, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, Guber and more.
Johnson and Quigley are known to have been friends, as they have been photographed together over the past years.
According to the report, police were called to the party just after midnight and pronounced Johnson and the two others were dead at the scene.
Law investigators believe all four people ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid similar to morphine. The drug is believed to be 50 times more potent than heroin.
Autopsies are being performed on the three deceased victims, which are currently at the Los Angeles Coroner's Office.
As of yet, it is unclear who supplied the drugs, and whether other people at the party also consumed the laced cocaine.
Many fans and celebrity fans of the deceased loved ones have been paid tribute to on social media.
My buddy Paul at Nobar in North Hollywood leaving this out tonight in memory of Fuquan Johnson. Aka Fu. One of the nicest guys to ever regularly patronize the bar. Sad loss. pic.twitter.com/gxi12K5JPw— Luke Barnett (@LukeBarnett) September 5, 2021
Very sad to hear about the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson. Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP. pic.twitter.com/azp3JTd9xK— Luke Barnett (@LukeBarnett) September 4, 2021
Fu, gonna miss our Fuuuu and Kuuuu back and forth every time I saw you. Thanks for the laughs and fun nights. Rest in Peace Fuquan Johnson. Praying that Kate Quigley makes a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/p67aYpqlr7— Ku (@EstherKuKu) September 5, 2021