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Actor Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson Dead At 55

The passing of actor and comedian Anthony Johnson, who was 55 years old, was announced by major media outlets this afternoon.

On Monday, it was announced that actor Anthony Johnson had died at the age of 55 in Los Angeles.

He was most recognized for his roles in the comedies "House Party" (1990) and "Friday" (1995), but he also had a successful stand-up comedy career in Los Angeles.

Anthony was discovered passed out in a Los Angeles store earlier this month, according to his nephew, according to TMZ. He was transported to the hospital and proclaimed dead there.

According to TMZ, the actor most recognized for his roles in the black cinema classics, House Party and Friday, died earlier this month. Johnson's nephew told the outlet that his uncle was discovered lifeless in a Los Angeles store and rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. May his soul rest in peace. According to the source, there is no confirmation on the cause of the actor's death at this moment.

Johnson's career began in 1990, when the Compton native earned the role of E.Z.E in House Party and went on to perform stand-up comedy across Los Angeles. He didn't look back after that.

He went on to star in nearly 50 films and television episodes, including Lethal Weapon 3 and Menace II Society, before winning the iconic role of "Ezal" in Ice Cube's film Friday. Moesha, Martin, Malcom & Eddie, The Players Club, I Got The Hook Up, and many other shows featured the comic

Johnson is reported to be reprising his role in the upcoming Last Friday, according to TMZ.

Johnson's admirers and prominent colleagues praised the late comedian's talent and impact on black movies and television in the 1990s and early 2000s on Twitter. They reminisced about their time with the television personality.

RIP Anthony Johnson. Your incredible work will live on forever, and may the Lord comfort your friends and family. Even though he is no longer alive, his fans may continue to support him. 

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