Anthony Johnson Biography: age, net worth, career, heart attack, death
The recent reports have confirmed that popular American comedian and actor Anthony Johnson has died after his body was found lifeless in a store earlier in September.
It was revealed when his body was found in an unresponsive state in a shop in Los Angeles in the first week of September; he was rushed to the hospital.
However, the comedian cousin, in a statement, told TMZ that he was pronounced dead at the hospital with the cause of death unknown.
For those who don’t know, Anthony Johnson, was a comedian who appeared in popular movies like Lethal Weapon 3 and Menace II Society. He, however, made it to the spotlight after playing Ezal in the 1995 comedy Friday; he gained popularity in 1990 after he played the role of E.Z.E. in House Party.
Anthony Johnson would later go on to join a stand-up comedy circuit in Los Angeles; he died at the age of 55.
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|Nick Name||AJ Johnson|
|Date of Birth||5 May 1965 (Approx)|
|Marital status||Married to Lexis Jones Mason|
|Birth Place||Compton, California, U.S.|
|Age||55 years(Approx) (Death Time)|
|Hometown||Compton, California, U.S.|
|profession||Actor and Comedian|
|Died||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Siblings||Edward Smith and Sheila|
Anthony Johnson’s Biography
AJ Johnson, as his fans also call him, was born on the 5th of May 1965 in Compton, California, U.S., to Eddie Smith; there are no details of who his mother was.
The reports revealed that Anthony’s father was a stunt man and founder of the Black Stuntmen’s Association. The comedian had credited his father for helping him to become a part of Hollywood.
There are no details on Anthony Johnson’s education record, but he was believed to have been educated.
Anthony Johnson had been acting from his early twenties; however, he made his debut in 1990, after taking up the role as E.Z.E. in House Party. Following the first major acting, he took up becoming a stand-up comedian in bars in Los Angeles.
Along the line, he landed roles in movies like Lethal Weapon 3, where he acted as a drug dealer and in Menace II Society.
His breakthrough, however, came in 1995 after his role in the comedy Friday, as Ezal, a crackhead and thief. He would go on to appear in movies like Panther, The Players Club, B*A*P*S, I Got The Hook Up, Def Jam’s How to Be a Player and Repos, among others.
Back in 2009, the reports revealed that Anthony Johnson suffered a heart attack at LaGuardia Airport in New York City on July 29, on his way to a comedy show. The comedian would, however, clarify the report in 2018 that he suffered a panic attack and not a heart attack as widely reported.
Anthony Johnson, until his death, was married to Lexis Jones Mason, and their union was blessed with three children; there are, however, no details on who the comedian children are.
Anthony Johnson, according to the reports, died on September 6, 2021, at a Los Angeles hospital. The mews of his death was made public on Monday September 20, by his representative LyNea Bell.
Anthony Joshnson was reportedly worth $100,000.