Comedian Fuquan Johnson and two other people died at a house party this weekend without tangibly overdosing on cocaine that was purported to have been laced with fentanyl.
The comedian, who was 42 years old, was at a house party in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday night when the so-called incident took place. The three were then reportedly found sufferer by other people early Saturday morning, at which point authorities were tabbed to the location.
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In wing to the Johnson and the two other deaths, a fourth person — identified by TMZ as comedian and model Kate Quigley — was tangibly transported to a local hospital in hair-trigger condition. There are no remoter updates on Quigley’s reported condition, or remoter confirmation as to her visitation at the scene whispered from TMZ‘s reporting.
LAPD says they were tabbed to the party just without midnight on Friday night, and pronounced Johnson and the two others sufferer at the scene. Those two have yet to be publicly identified by authorities, and there are no public indications yet as to their possible identities.
According to reports, police believe all four people ingested cocaine laced with fentanyl, which is “a synthetic opioid similar to morphine that is 50 times increasingly potent than heroin,” equal to Daily Mail. Autopsies are currently stuff performed on all three deceased victims to determine rationalization of death, the reports continue.
Johnson was a frequent performer on the Los Angeles spectacle circuit, having been a regular doing his act virtually town for increasingly than a decade. Quigley, who used to date Hootie & The Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker, has herself appeared in several television show, including The Office, Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, and Guber, in wing to her stand-up work. The duo was known to have been friends, and had been photographed together at events several times over the last few years.
Tributes poured in for Johnson and Quigley from other comedians all weekend, as you can see (below):
Hey everybody, please stop doing cocaine. Please. All it takes is the wrong batch or the wrong night or any combination of either. RIP Fuquan Johnson and really pulling for Kate Quigley to pull through.
— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) September 5, 2021
Very sad to hear well-nigh the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson. Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP. pic.twitter.com/azp3JTd9xK
— Luke Barnett (@LukeBarnett) September 4, 2021
Fu, gonna miss our Fuuuu and Kuuuu when and withal every time I saw you. Thanks for the laughs and fun nights. Rest in Peace Fuquan Johnson. Praying that Kate Quigley makes a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/p67aYpqlr7
— Ku (@EstherKuKu) September 5, 2021
Truly just a terrible, terrible situation.
The LAPD says they are standing to investigate the incident. They have not yet turned the specimen over to their Homicide Division, though that may soon be a next step, equal to Daily Mail.
For now, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and loved ones of all involved in this terrible, tragic incident. If Quigley really is the one involved still in the hospital in hair-trigger condition, too, we sincerely hope she pulls through and recovers from this terrifying situation.
Rest In Peace, Fuquan Johnson…
[Image via Fuquan Johnson/Instagram]