Actor and comedian Anthony “AJ” Johnson has died. Johnson was best known for his roles in the films “Friday,” “The Players Club” and “I Got The Hookup.” He was 55.
Johnson’s representative LyNea Bell announced his death on Monday. His cause of death has not been made public.
“The world of Comedy has truly been shaken, again. Our BH Talent family is heartbroken about the loss of the iconic legend of stage and screen Mr. Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson,” Bell said in a statement. “He has left with us amazing memories of his laughter, dynamic acting skills, but most of all his enormous personality and heart of gold.”
Originally from Compton, Calif., Johnson got his start doing stand-up in Los Angeles before making his film debut in the 1990 movie “House Party.” He also appeared in several TV shows in the 90s including Martin, Moesha, The Jamie Foxx Show and Def Comedy Jam.
Johnson leaves behind his wife Lexis, three children, brother Edward ‘Peanut’ Smith, sister Sheila and manager and close friend Mike D.