“The world of comedy has really been shaken again. Our Bra Talent family is devastated by the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr. Anthony” AJ “Johnson,” Bell said in a statement. “He has left us amazing memories of his laughter, dynamic acting skills, but most of all his enormous personality and heart of gold.”
No cause of death has been shared publicly.
In addition to his memorable appearance in the 1995 hit film “Friday”, Johnson also appeared in “House Party”, “Menace II Society”, “Lethal Weapon 3”, “The Players Club” and “BAPS” His TV credits include “Martin” and “Malcolm & Eddie.”
His “Friday” co-star Ice Cube took to Twitter to pay tribute, writing: “Sad to wake up to the news of AJ Johnson who died. Of course funny guy who was just outside Compton at the same time. Sorry, I could not bring your character Ezal back to the big screen last Friday … “
Johnson leaves behind his wife Lexis, three children and his two siblings.