uquan Johnson, a comedian, and two others died as a result of an apparent drug overdose
According to numerous accounts Sunday, comedian Fuquan Johnson and two others died after allegedly overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl at a house in Venice on Saturday, while comedian and model Kate Quigley was in serious condition.
“He was one of those bright spots in the community where everybody knew…you always knew he was gonna smile at you, you always knew he was gonna say something nice,” comedian Ron G., a friend of Johnson’s, said, adding that he’s broken over the loss of his friend.
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The 43-year-old Johnson, who had just performed at the Laugh Factory last week, was one of three individuals who died early
Saturday morning inside a house near the Venice Beach canals, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Johnson was a
stand-up comedian and a writer for “Comedy Parlour Live” in Los Angeles.
Natalie Williamson, 33, of La, and Enrico Colangeli, 48, of Medford, Massachusetts, were the other two victims, according to the Los Angeles County coroners’ office.
The cause of death not determined, although early indications indicate that all three died from an overdose.
The victims, including 39-year-old comedian and model Kate Quigley, consumed cocaine laced with fentanyl, according to TMZ, which broke the news first.
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Kate Quigley is expected to make a full recovery.
When firefighters flooded the 200 blocks of Carroll Canal shortly after midnight on Saturday,
they discovered Quigley, a local resident, in serious condition and transported her to the hospital. The others had already passed away.
People in the normally peaceful neighborhood were jolted
awake by the late-night reaction.
A neighbor, Kim Bresson, stated, “I walked outside and saw an ambulance and many firetrucks, and they were putting someone in the ambulance.” “Then I went around to the front and
observed three individuals who didn’t seem to be in good health, as well as police officers inside.
I’m a little taken aback, and it’s a little frightening. “
While Quigley expected to recover, Ron G., the show’s presenter, told CBSLA that he would
conduct a minute of silence in her honor and to pray for her.
“If any comic is going through this, figuring out life and healing, please contact the Laugh Factory, tell Jamie, and we will get you some help,” Ron G. added.