Comedian Fuquan Johnson & Two Others Die Of Fentanyl Overdoses [CONDOLENCES]
Another celebrity has tragically passed away as a result of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
This past Saturday (Sept. 4th), 42-year-old comedian Fuquan Johnson was pronounced dead at a party in L.A.’s Venice neighborhood. Two other individuals, Enrico Colangeli, 48, and Natalie Williamson, 33, also passed away at the event. Authorities believe all three of them died as a result of accidentally overdosing on fentanyl-laced cocaine.
In addition to Fuquan Johnson and the other individuals, comedian and model Kate Quigley, 39, is also believed to have overdosed at the party. She is hospitalized and in critical condition.
It is unclear who supplied the fentanyl-laced cocaine, and it is unknown whether additional partygoers consumed the substance.
Just days before Fuquan Johnson‘s untimely death, he made a social media post in which he playfully referenced his drug use. This past Thursday (Sept. 2nd), the comedian tweeted:
“I’m so HIGH I just TRIED to SHAMPOO my body….. #FuFacts.”
Fuquan Johnson‘s fentanyl-related death comes amid various other celebrities having fatal run-ins with the drug. Fentanyl, which is reportedly 80-100 times stronger than morphine, was involved in Mac Miller and Prince‘s deaths. Additionally, Irv Gotti previously speculated that DMX died as a result of fentanyl-laced crack. Fentanyl was also involved in the death of Shock G–known for his “Humpty Hump” alter-ego while with Digital Underground–earlier this year.
We send our condolences and prayers to the families of those involved in the situation.