'Friday' Star Anthony Johnson Dead at 55

'Friday' star Anthony Johnson has died at 55.

9/20/2021 4:33:00 PM

'Friday' star Anthony Johnson has died at 55.

'Friday' star Anthony Johnson has died at 55.

-- best known for his roles in"House Party" and"Friday" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.Johnson's nephew tells us ... A.J. was found lifeless in a store earlier this month in Los Angeles and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. So far, no cause of death has been released.

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The actor and comedian's career took off in 1990 after he landed the role of E.Z.E. in"House Party" and going on to do stand-up all over L.A.New Line CinemaAfter that, he appeared in films like"Lethal Weapon 3" and"Menace II Society" before his breakout role playing Ezal in the 1995 comedy"Friday."

A.J. would go on to appear in nearly 50 films and TV shows, including"Moesha,""Martin,""Malcolm & Eddie,""The Players Club" and"I Got the Hook Up" and its sequel. It's also rumored Johnson was cast to reprise his role in the upcoming"Last Friday." headtopics.com

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Georgia1097 Follow back 🙏 Rest In paradise 🙏🏽 Damn rest in the clouds ☁️ bro 🕊. I didn’t this one coming smh Prayers to his family…this is so sad 🥲👑🙏🏾❤️ We know, you told us earlier remember 🙄 Rip brother Virgo was holding a secret i remember laughing soooo hard at i got the hookup and players club. R.I.P. a true gem

Damn. Loved him. 😂😂😂 RIP 🕊🕊🕊 🙏🏾💔

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1st D-Bo Now Ezel R.I.P AJ Johnson and Tommy Lister So sad, 🙏🏼 Rip he's falling in corner stores in heaven now saying 'my God. God. Oh, I'm hurt. Oh, my neck, my back, my neck and my back. Oh, I want $150,000, but we can settle out of court right now for twenty bucks.' Get that vaccine. Man…gone too soon R.I.P

My Condolences..🙏🏿 “But we can settle it out of court right now, for 20 bucks…” Star? Lol ok Aw Damn ModaMech

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Omg.... rest in paradise 🤎 I will know him best for being on Russell Simmons deff comedy jam and his best line for me was O'P'P, other people's Ponytail and what he would do for a million dollars. It was great seeing him from being a comedian to an actor. Wow…rest easy AJ/ Ezell🙏🏾🙏🏾 Damnnnn 😢😢😢😢🙏🏾

He never told anybody else......RIP Ezellll ! 😭 Aww Funny guy! Now in heaven asking God if hes been eating corn 😔

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😭🙄 rest in peace Anthony Johnson RIP Anthony. I'm going to watch Friday now. That's one of my favorite movies. First Craig’s dad then Deebo now him. RIP🙏🏽 gr8tvaluebiggie 😕 Comedians dying why is this a trend.... 👀 RIP🙏🏽 😕😕 Dam another King has died, this is ridiculous! Rest In Power brother!❤️ So young

Rip Anthony Johnson man it’s crazy a lot of people died from them Fridays movies🙏🏾Rest up

Chris Rock Says He Has COVID-19, Encourages VaccinationsThe comic-actor previously said he had taken the Johnson & Johnson shot. GYT’T VACCYNAYT’D CUZ ITT VWON’T ELP 2 GYT’T VACCYNAYT’D 1 ZSE UR N-FEKT’D 💉 'get vaccinated so you don't get covid like I did even though I was vaccinated' 🤪 Those J & J people probably need boosters for sure.

RIP 🙏🏾💔😢 😢 I just watched House Party 1,2 and 3. he was in 1 and 3. I looked him up yesterday. Fuck and now he is gone. I got the Hook up! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Oh Wow that's crazy cuz 😳 Well deserving of his own show. R.I.P. Anthony Johnson. A great comedian & actor. He always had me laughing in his movies. My prayers & condolences with your family, friends, colleagues & fans. I still can't believe your gone. Very heart 💔.

lies be dun be true He played Eazy-E on Dre's Day music video. Rest in Peace 🙏🏻🙏🏻 🙏🏿🙏🏿

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Rip🙏 iesha_irene 😢 I hope he got his 1.50$ and some envelopes. RIP my guy. What.. this guy is too funny.. Oh no E.I.P Rip Wow. Just watched him on JudgeGregMathis show last week. RIP RhettTitusANX Ezellllllll “Smokey taking a shit”

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Now who's gonna tell everyone Smokey back here taking a sh!t?! 😭 I only kidd, he was a comedian and I believe even in times of sorrow he would want us to smile. That's what comedians do. Rest in paradise Anthony Johnson