Comedian Fuquan Johnson 1 of 3 dead in suspected drug overdose at party in Venice

Stand-up comedian Fuquan Johnson was among three people who died of a suspected drug overdose at a party in Los Angeles, authorities said on Monday.

Three people were pronounced dead at the scene in Venice early Saturday morning and a fourth was taken to hospital in critical condition, LAPD officer Mike Lopez said.

The dead were Johnson, 43, of Los Angeles; Enrico Colangeli, 48, of Medford, Massachusetts; and Natalie Williamson, 33, of Los Angeles, the LA County Coroner’s Office said.

A preliminary investigation found that the three men died of an overdose, Lopez said. The coroner will determine and publish the official cause of death after the autopsies have been performed.

Authorities have not identified the person hospitalized.

Johnson had been a popular regular for years in Southern California comedy clubs and wrote for the online show “Comedy Parlor Live: Quarantine Edition”.

Fellow comedians paid tribute to him on social media as news of his death spread.

“Your energy would light up a room,” Damien Dante Wayans said on Instagram. “Everyone loved Fu! “

Several media reported that Colangeli was also a stand-up comedian.

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