Anthony “AJ” Johnson, an actor and comedian, died at the age of 55.
Johnson’s death was verified by his agent to numerous news sources.
However, the cause of death has yet to be revealed.
According to TMZ, Johnson’s nephew recounted a medical problem that occurred a month ago Johnson was discovered dead at a shop in Los Angeles earlier this month and taken to the hospital. He was declared dead at the hospital where he had been taken.
A Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian’s Johnson’s spokesperson, Lynea Bell, verified the story to several news sources.
Bell told USA Today, “The world of comedy has been really rocked, again.”
“He has left us with incredible memories of his laughter, dynamic acting abilities, and, most importantly, his huge personality and golden heart.
“We will keep his whole family, including his wife Lexis, three children, brother Edward ‘Peanut’ Smith, sister Sheila, and longtime manager and friend Mike D., in our thoughts and prayers.
Please allow them the time they need to absorb and mourn such a significant loss.”
So Johnson starred in a number of films that were culturally significant underground cinematic successes.
A Star of the 1990s Film Industry In the first chapter of the “Friday” film series, his character Ezal became a cultural icon. The small part grabbed center stage, and was responsible for the iconic line, “You got knocked the &%*# out!”
It was 1995 at the time.
Johnson’s collection of work, on the other hand, predates that breakthrough moment.
Johnson portrayed EZE in the classic 1990s film “House Party” and featured in “Lethal Weapon 3” in 1989 He also starred in the famous Los Angeles street film “Menace II Society” from 1993.
Johnson also had roles in the films “The Players Club” and “BAPS ” He made his starring debut, though, in Master P’s “I Got The Hook Up.”
In 2019, he reprised his iconic cult role in “I Got The Hook Up 2 The film was released in 1998, during the height of Master P’s and No Limit Records’ popularity
So Johnson portrayed “Blue,” an amiable hustler who moved cellphones around the hood with Master P’s always-ready “Black The Original Self-Deprecation of the Small Man Johnson’s trademark act was a tiny guy sophisticated comedic routine.
Kevin Hart’s facial movements established his style even before he mastered it.
Johnson was a pioneer of the Def Comedy Jam circuit in the 1990s, and he was part of a wave of comedians who would go on to become movie stars.
So Johnson has featured on iconic crossover TV programs such as “Martin” and “Malcolm & Eddie. Ice Cube paid tribute to Johnson, who grew up in Compton, California, on Twitter today.
“I was saddened to learn about AJ Johnson’s death this morning. He was a naturally hilarious guy who looked like he came right out of Compton at the same time.
I apologize for not being able to bring your character Ezal back to the big screen in Last Friday.”
In his own unique manner, Johnson made the supporting character the focal point of a film. Johnson was usually a sidekick for the lead character and knew how to steal the show with his trademark antics.
So He paved the path in his own way, creating the comedic style that many people now take for granted on social media.
Johnson was bold and a source of amusement anytime he appeared on television, being fast, witty, and self-deprecating.