Fuquan Johnson, a stand-up comedian, was among three individuals who died of a suspected overdose at a Los Angeles party, officials said Monday.
According to LAPD Officer Mike Lopez, three persons were confirmed dead at the site in Venice early Saturday morning, and a fourth was rushed to a hospital in severe condition.
Johnson, 43, of Los Angeles, Enrico Colangeli, 48, of Medford, Massachusetts, and Natalie Williamson, 33, of Los Angeles were killed, according to the LA County coroner’s office.
According to Lopez, a preliminary investigation determined that the three died as a result of an overdose. Following autopsies, the coroner will decide and disclose the official cause of death.
The individual hospitalized would not be identified by authorities.
Johnson has been a prominent fixture at Southern California comedy clubs for many years, and he also wrote for the internet program “Comedy Parlour Live: Quarantine Edition.”
As word of his passing spread, fellow comedians paid homage to him on social media.
Damien Dante Wayans commented on Instagram, “Your enthusiasm would light up a room.” “Everyone adored Fu!”
Colangeli was also a stand-up comedian, according to many media publications.,