Comic Fuquan Johnson, 2 others die in possible fentanyl-laced cocaine overdoses
Comedian Fuquan Johnson and two other people died after apparently overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl at a home in Venice, and comedian and model Kate Quigley was in critical condition, according to multiple reports Sunday.
Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched at 12:04 a.m. Saturday to a home in the 200 block of Carroll Canal, where three people were pronounced dead at the scene and another person was rushed to an area hospital, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The three fatalities were later identified as Johnson, 43, of North Hollywood; Natalie Williamson, 33, of Los Angeles, and Enrico Colangeli, 48, of Medford, Massachusetts, according to the Los Angeles County coroners’ office.
Johnson was a standup comedian and writer for “Comedy Parlour Live.”
“I love you Fuquan Lateef Johnson! #FuFacts RIP,” actor and director Damien Dante Wayans tweeted Sunday.
Quigley has hosted Playboy TVs “Undercover” and the 2016 AVN Awards, and formerly dated singer Darius Rucker, the former lead vocalist for Hootie and the Blowfish.
TMZ, which first reported the story, said Quigley lived next to the residence that was the location of the 911 call, and all the victims appeared to have ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl — a powerful painkiller blamed for up to millions of overdose deaths across the United States over the last several years.
Autopsies will be conducted on all three victims.
Kate Quigley and Fuquan Johnson
On September 4, 2021 Quigley was hospitalized after attending a party in Los Angeles.
She was reported to be in critical condition after overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl.
Three other people at the party died including Natalie Williamson, 33, from Los Angeles and comedians Enrico Colangeli, 48, from Medford, Massachusetts and Fuquan Johnson, 43, per the Los Angeles County coroners’ office.
The party was held next door to where Quigley lives in Venice.
Kate Quigley is an American comedian, actress and model. She hosted Playboy TVs Undercover and the 2016 AVN Awards.
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Fuquan Johnson, LA Comedian, Dies at 42 of Suspected Overdose
Comedian Fuquan Johnson has died from a suspected overdose, along with two other people, according to a report from TMZ. He was 42.
Reports indicate that Johnson and the other victims are believed to have unknowingly used cocaine laced with fentanyl while attending a party in Venice, California, on Friday night. TMZ says that fellow comedian and model Kate Quigley survived but was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Quigley was reportedly dating country singer Darius Rucker last year, but his rep tells TMZ they are no longer together.
On Sunday, fellow comedian and actor Marlon Wayans posted a lengthy tribute to Johnson on Instagram. “Thank you nephew. I f—ing love you. I hope you found peace. I hope you sparkling like the glitter on strippers and wizards,” Wayans wrote.
Actor Luke Barnett, also paid tribute to Johnson on Twitter, calling the comedian a “local icon.”
“Very sad to hear about the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson,” Barnett wrote. “Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP.”
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.
Other comedians also posted tributes to the comedian, along with messages on the danger of fentanyl. “Hey everybody, please stop doing cocaine. Please,” comedian Johnny Taylor Jr. wrote. “All it takes is the wrong batch or the wrong night or any combination of either. RIP Fuquan Johnson and really pulling for Kate Quigley to pull through.”
Hey everybody, please stop doing cocaine. Please. All it takes is the wrong batch or the wrong night or any combination of either. RIP Fuquan Johnson and really pulling for Kate Quigley to pull through.
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.