Fuquan Johnson dead updates: Kate Quigley doing 'ok' after taking 'fentanyl laced cocaine' that caused comedian overdose


The US Sun 07 September, 2021 - 07:46am 11 views

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LOS ANGELES — Comedian Fuquan Johnson and two others died Saturday after a suspected drug overdose at a Los Angeles home, multiple news outlets reported. KIRO SeattleComedian Fuquan Johnson among 3 dead after suspected drug overdose

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COMEDIAN Fuquan Johnson has been found dead after an apparent drug overdose, according to reports.

The Los Angeles-based comic, 42, had been at a party in the Venice neighborhood on Friday night where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, TMZ reports.

Two other people were also found dead. In a post to social media, the Ha Ha Comedy Club said one of those people was comedian Enrico Coangeli.

The third person has not yet been identified.

A fourth, identified by TMZ as comedian and model Kate Quigley, is reportedly in hospital.

Investigators believe Johnson, Quigley, and the two others consumed cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl.

RIP Fuquan Johnson and really praying for a full recovery for Kate Quigley. Stand up is such a small community and every loss hurts. Please be careful out there everyone. Look out for each other.

The stand up community mourns the loss of one of their own.

Please have the conversation with your kids about drugs, Fentanyl is making its way into meth, cocaine and a host of other drugs. Comedians FuQuan Johnson recently passed away as a result an overdose and Kate Quigley is listed in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/Ph2gaiYvph

Johnson's devastating passing has sparked important conversations about the dangers of fentanyl.

My buddy Paul at Nobar in North Hollywood leaving this out tonight in memory of Fuquan Johnson. Aka Fu. One of the nicest guys to ever regularly patronize the bar. Sad loss. pic.twitter.com/gxi12K5JPw

Johnson is honored at one of his favorite North Hollywood bars.

Johnson was a staple in the Los Angeles comedy community.

Very sad to hear about the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson. Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP. pic.twitter.com/azp3JTd9xK

Johnson will be remembered as the "smiliest, happiest dude."

Fu, gonna miss our Fuuuu and Kuuuu back and forth 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

 Fellow comedian Esther Ku remembers Fuquan.


Quigley reportedly lives next door to the apartment where the party was held.

Johnson and Quigley are known to be friends. They've regularly been photographed together over the last few years.

Johnson is renowned among the LA comedy scene where he'd been performing for more than a decade prior to his death.

Actor Page Kennedy also posted a lengthy statement on Instagram, along with a picture of Fuquan.

"Life is so short. It leaves quick as a fall. Without notice. Without time to say good bye or i love you. I implore you to tell the people you love that you love them. @mybadfuu i told you this already so i know you know. I love you brother and will miss you.

"Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for always being there when i call you and need you. Rest well my bro and leave those angels alone up there bro, or at least save some for me. "

Tributes have already started pouring in with one writing on the social media platform: “I lost two important people in my life last night. They were my friends, my old roommates, my co workers, my brothers.

“Thank you both for always believing in me when nobody else would. You guys both always had my back, I miss you both so much. Rest In Paradise! I love you @mybadfuu @ricovonrico forever! You guys will never be forgotten!!"

While information surrounding the deaths continues to be investigated, Colangeli was known as a fellow comedian that performed at the Ha Ha Comedy Club.

According to his Instagram page, he also ran a podcast called the Parishioners Podcast.

No additional information is available at this time.

Ha Ha Comedy Club in Hollywood first confirmed the news in an Instagram post.

"We lost two HaHa Family Member," the club said in their caption. "Rest In Peace @ricovonrico and @mybadfuu EnRico Conageli and Fuquan Johnson."

Autopsies will be carried out on each of the three dead to determine their cause of death. However, investigators suspect they consumed a batch of cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl.

The LAPD's homicide department has been notified about the case, though it's unclear whether they're involved with the investigation at this time.

It's not known who brought the laced drugs to the party or in what capacity they were used or passed around.

Other friends have extended their well-wishes and prayers to Quigley as she continues to recover.

Among them was Jamie Kennedy, who tweeted: "What happened in the LA comedy scene this weekend was an absolute tragedy. My heart goes out to the families of the deceased.

"Please send positive vibes to @KateQFunny for her to pull thru. We love u Kate."

"Praying for @KateQFunny," added Nicky Paris. "I was literally performing on a show with her the night before.

"Please continue to send her all of your best wishes and LOVE. My deepest condolences to those lost and their families."

A fourth person, actress and comedian Kate Quigley, 39, was found unresponsive but alive inside the apartment.

She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive.

In a text message to a friend on Saturday evening, she wrote: "I'm alive. I'm not great. But im. Ok."


Colangeli was friends with all three of the attendees at the Venice apartment.

Enrico Colangeli was also co-workers with Furquan Johnson. The two worked at the HaHa Comedy Club together.

The news of the incident was broken by the club who posted on their Instragram "We lost two Haha Family Members."


Very sad to hear about the passing of my buddy Fuquan Johnson. Smiliest, happiest dude, and a local icon in the North Hollywood community, RIP. pic.twitter.com/azp3JTd9xK

Colangeli's cousin Maria Spencer spoke to the The Sun over the passing of Enrico.

She stated "Enrico (Ricky) was incredibly loved by his entire family, and we'll miss him more than words can describe," she said.

Spencer stated that her whole family felt pained by the passing of 'Ricky'

"We loved Ricky dearly and his death is leaving a hole in our hearts that is somewhat comforted by knowing he is now at peace in the arms of his loving parents, Lynda and Rico, who we lost in 2019."

Of the three found dead, one was comedian Enrico Colangeli. Enrico "Rico" Colangeli, 48, was found dead next to fellow comic Fuquan Johnson, 42, and friend Natalie Williamson, 33.

A fourth person was found at the apartment, Kate Quigley, 39. However Quigley is expected to survive.

The four are believed to have consumed a fentanyl-laced cocaine powder and overdosed.

Last week, at least eight people in Long Island’s North Fork had overdosed, leaving six dead.

None of the victims were over 40 and cops said their deaths were caused by cocaine laced with fentanyl.

The victims were: Fausto Rafael Herrera Campos, 25, Navid Ahmadzadeh, 30, Seth Tramontana, 27, and Nicole Elizabeth Eckardt, 34, Matthew Lapiana, 32, and Swainson Brown, 40.

Investigators believe Fuquan and three of his friends all consumed a batch of cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is more than 50 times more potent than heroin.

Autopsies will be carried out on Johnson, Colangeli and Williamson this week to confirm their official causes of death.


Fuquan Johnson, 42, had been at a party on Venice Canals at the home of comedian and model Kate Quigley on Friday night where he was pronounced dead shortly after midnight, TMZ reported.

Quigley's property, seen in photographs obtained by The Sun, last sold for $1,050,000 in 2012, but is now worth more than $1.8million, according to online records.

The two bed two bath home offers stunning views of the canal, with large open windows, a modern through kitchen and lounge and a private deck and outside seating area.

It's unclear at this time if the deaths, which authorities believe were caused by ingesting cocaine laced with fentanyl, will be investigated as homicides.

LAPD's homicide unit has reportedly been notified about the tragic situation.

The owner of the apartment where Fuquan Johnson, Kate Quigley, and two others were found is currently unknown.

However, Quigley is reportedly a resident of an adjacent property next door to where a 911 call was directed to, according to TMZ.

They were found in a home in the Venice neighborhood of L.A.

Stand-up comic Kennelia Stadwick said that Johnson's death has cast a "dark cloud over the LA comedy community."

"We’ve been getting hit with some BIG losses and it needs to stop already," she wrote.

"It was nothing but love. For the last few years his greeting for me would be “a mothaf**kin Black Queen!” and I appreciated that so much. One, because it was authentically him and Two, he was cussin’ and that was always so funny to me.

"Hands down, one of the realest dudes out here."

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