Comedian and actor Anthony Johnson has died, Fox News can affirm. He was 55 years earlier. 

His rep LyNea Bell confirmed his passing on Monday. “It is with great sadness, we can confirm Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson’s passing at the age of 55,” she educated Fox News. 

“Our BH Talent family is saddened about the loss of an amazing iconic legend in comedy, our client and friend Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson,” she acknowledged in a press launch. “We are praying for all those that were touched by his comedy, acting, but most of all his life. We are especially praying for his beloved wife, children, siblings, and manager. Please give them the time they need to process and grieve such a huge loss.”


No trigger for lack of life was given.

Anthony Johnson in a scene from the movie "I Got the Hook Up," circa 1998. 

Anthony Johnson in a scene from the film “I Got the Hook Up,” circa 1998. 
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Johnson was greatest acknowledged for Ezel, an addict and thief, in “Friday.” He furthermore starred in “Lethal Weapon 3,” “House Party,” “Moesha,” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.”

After rising to fame all through the ’90s, Johnson furthermore carried out standup comedy routines at bars and golf instruments. 

Per TMZ, Johnson’s nephew revealed the actor “was found lifeless in a store earlier this month in Los Angeles and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.”

Johnson was born in 1965 in Compton, Calif.