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'Friday' and 'House Party' Actor Anthony Johnson Has Passed Away

Published Mon Sep 20 2021 By Tashipalmo
'Friday' and 'House Party' Actor Anthony Johnson Has Passed Away

Comedy Actor, Anthony Johnson, Dies at 56: Read The Exclusive Report Here! 

Actor and comedian Anthony Johnson is no longer among us. He was best known for playing Ezal in the 1995 comedy film Friday. He passed away on September 19, 2021, aged 56. The cause of death isn't disclosed at the moment. Verifying the shocking news, Johnson's rep Lynea Bell released a statement to Hollywood Reporter. "We've lost an icon, he will be greatly missed," Bell told THR.  

His statement further read, “He has left with us amazing memories of his laughter, dynamic acting skills, but most of all his enormous personality and heart of gold. We will be in constant prayer for his entire family including his wife Lexis, three children, brother Edward ‘Peanut’ Smith, sister Sheila, and lifetime manager and friend Mike D. Please give them the time they need to process and grieve such a huge loss.”   

 The actor's cause of death isn't revealed at the moment. Photo Source: Hollywood Life

Often known as A.J Johnson, he holds credit in several hit movies and television shows like House Party, Panther, I Got the Hook-Up Film series, and Malcolm & Eddie. However, it was Friday and his hilarious portrayal of Ezal that won him much applause. Several actors and Johnson's ardent fans have poured their tributes to the late actor on social media.   

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“Sad to wake up to the news about A.J. 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," wrote Anthony's co-star Ice Cube on Twitter.  

Anthony Johnson is dead at 56.

 The actor is survived by his wife, three children, and two siblings. 
Photo Source: Deadline

Johnson was born on May 5, 1955, in Compton, California. His earliest onscreen credits are Lethal Weapon 3 and Menace II Society. The actor is now survived by his wife, three children, and two siblings.  

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