Comedian and ‘Friday’ star AJ Johnson has died

AJ Johnson (Photo: Variety)

AJ Johnson Friday star and comedian, has been found dead in Los Angeles according to reports. Johnson was 55-years-old.

According to TMZ, Johnson, who was best known for his performance as the petty thief Ezal was reportedly been found unresponsive in a shop earlier this month and rushed to hospital. No cause of death has been confirmed, the outlet reports.

Johnson’s career received a big break in 1990 when he was cast in hit comedy House Party and as a result, started performing standup around Los Angeles.

Another of his most prominent roles was in cult comedy The Players Club, which was directed by his Friday co-star, Ice Cube. The Players Club also stars a number of other prominent stars who have recently passed including Bernie Mac, Charlie Murphy, Tiny Lister and Michael Clarke Duncan.