Anthony Johnson Biography: age, net worth, career, heart attack, death


Anthony Johnson Biography: age, net worth, career, heart attack, death

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.

This article is focused on everything you should know about Anthony Johnson; continue reading to see more.

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Profile Summary

Name Anthony Johnson
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)
Nationality American
Hometown Compton, California, U.S.
profession Actor and Comedian
Gender male
Died Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Father Eddie Smith
Children Three
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.

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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.

Heart Attack

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.

Personal life

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.

Net worth

Anthony Joshnson was reportedly worth $100,000.

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