‘Friday’ star and comedian AJ Johnson, who passed away at age 56, is survived by his wife and children.
Anthony Johnson, prominently known as AJ Johnson, was a popular actor and comedian who was best known for his role of a crackhead and thief on Friday.
He started his professional acting career in his early twenties. However, he received his big break when he landed a starring role in House Party in 1990.
He also appeared in other successful films including Lethal Weapon 3, Menace II Society, Panther, I Got the Hook-Up, and more. Besides acting, he ventured into stand-up comedy as well.
As for his television career, he was a part of some memorable shows like The Bold and the Beautiful, Def Comedy Jam, Moesha, and Malcolm & Eddie.
Actor & comedian AJ Johnson best known for his role In "Friday" has died at age 55. According to reports, Johnson was found in a store unresponsive earlier this month and later pronounced dead at a Los Angeles hospital. pic.twitter.com/3coVp1Lmzt
— Washington Informer (@WashInformer) September 20, 2021
Who Are AJ Johnson’s Wife And Children?
AJ Johnson is survived by his wife and children, reported Yahoo! entertainment in its article where they expressed condolences for his family.
However, not many details are known about his wife at the time of publication.
Further, Johnson was born into a supportive family. His father was a stuntman and a founder of the Black Stuntmen’s Association.
AJ Johnson Net Worth Explored In 2021
According to Celebrity Net Worth, AJ Johnson’s net worth is estimated at $100 thousand at the time of his death.
Johnson appeared in dozens of television shows and movies during his career. He debuted in 1982 and worked in nearly 45 movies and shows.
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AJ Johnson Cause Of Death: How Did The Comedian Die?
AJ Johnson died at the age of 56, confirmed The Independent.
The Friday star reportedly passed away earlier this month. He was found unresponsive in a shop and rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Johnson’s representative LyNea Bell confirmed the news and described him as an iconic legend of stage and screen.
The exact cause of his death is not yet disclosed but the actor had once suffered a heart attack in 2009.
Following the news, the entertainment world and its fans have poured a number of tributes on social media.
Filmmaker Ice Cube paid a heartfelt tribute to his late Friday co-star and tweeted, ‘Sorry I couldn’t bring your character Ezal back to the big screen last Friday.’
Sad to wake up to the news about AJ Johnson passing away. Naturally funny dude who was straight outta Compton at the same time. Sorry I couldn’t bring your character Ezal back to the big screen in Last Friday… https://t.co/gKbYZDZ4Br
— Ice Cube (@icecube) September 20, 2021