“The comedy world has been really shaken up again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken at the loss of iconic stage and screen legend Mr. Anthony” AJ “Johnson,” Bell said in a statement. communicated. “He left us with incredible memories of his laughter, his dynamic acting skills, but most of all of his huge personality and his heart of gold.”
No cause of death has been publicly shared.
Beyond his memorable performance in the 1995 hit movie “Friday”, Johnson has also appeared in “House Party”, “Menace II Society”, “Lethal Weapon 3”, “The Players Club” and “BAPS”. Her TV credits include “Martin” and “Malcolm & Eddie.”
His “Friday” Ice Cube co-star took to Twitter to pay tribute, writing: “Sad to wake up to the news of AJ Johnson’s passing. A naturally funny dude who was straight out of Compton at the same time. time. Sorry, I couldn’t bring your character Ezal back to the big screen in Last Friday … “
Johnson is survived by his wife Lexis, three children and two siblings.